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The Migraine Saga Continues

Thursday, December 03, 2020

My migraine life is a continuing saga. My body developed antibodies against the Botox making it ineffective for preventing my migraines after 6 months. The doctor at UCLA Migraine Center injected a different toxin which did not work. We tried some very expensive new meds that were also ineffective. The latest treatment was nerve blocks at the base of my skull. These have lowered the intensity of the migraines so Imitrex does a good job blocking the headache and accompanying nausea. I am now able to get in some exercise but have to take it slowly adding more minutes gradually. Guess I really got out of shape during fall when the migraines were so bad.

I have been self isolating during the pandemic. My husband and I spent Thanksgiving quietly at home. Some of the family are not taking the precautions recommended by CDC so it did not seem safe to have a family dinner. It is looking like Christmas will be more of the same. I will miss opening presents with my little granddaughters. They make Christmas fun. I will also miss spending time with my other family members.

I hope my friends here at SparkPeople will be safe this holiday season. Happy holidays.
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  • FRANKIE2019
    I sure hope you can find something to get ready of the headaches. I suffered for most of my life with headaches and throw-up and tried so many things. For me, it was having no gluten or plant toxin in my diet. I now eat an animal base diet with very few veggies. That my doctor has me on and it has changed my life for the better.
    143 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon and they can figure out how to get those migraines gone. emoticon
    150 days ago
    I'm so sorry that there is still no relief from migraines. emoticon
    151 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon, and I am so glad that you are able to prioritize safety. I have some family members who are carrying on as usual, and I am so concerned for them. I hope you get help with the migraines. I don't know if it's an option for you, but acupuncture and Chinese medicine changed my life when it came to my migraines.
    154 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon.
    154 days ago
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