7/2/07 #7 - Does this mean my migraines are going away?

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    I have been a sufferer of migraine headaches since the birth of my son 4 years ago. I just had my second baby a year ago and throughout the duration of my pregnancy I did not have one migraine attack. I usually had them monthly. I can now tell a difference in my headaches. I used to have to take an Imitrex or Zomig and go straight to bed. I still get the aura so I know to take a Zomig but I can cope with it without going to bed and I'm feeling back to normal within a few hours. Does this mean my migraines are going away? Hopefully! I have read a lot online about feverfew and the prevention of migraines. So I have just bought the herb plant and I have been eating one to two leaves a day but, I almost gag because it's so awful. The preventative drugs I have taken in the past make me so dizzy I can barely stand that is why I have tried the herb but, if my migraines are leaving on their own then I will not need to take this nasty herb. What do you think about my situation?

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    Answer:

    Hello;

    In some cases, Migraine attacks simply quit occurring, and never start again. In others, the patient may go months or even years, then begin having Migraines again. Either could be happening in your case, but only time will tell. As for preventive medications, there are so many medications to choose from that, if you need them, your doctor should be able to find something that you can tolerate. If your doctor isn’t very experienced with Migraine prevention, you may want to see care from a specialist.

     

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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Published On: July 02, 2007