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Old 01-27-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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How do you stop migraines completely?
The neurologist hooked me up to a biofeedback machine and taught me how to consciously relax the muscles in my upper shoulders and face to restore normal blood flow. I am also mindful of my trigger and I am lucky since it is something that I can control, not something environmental.
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You can`t. They stop on there own. Just because you avoid triggers that doesn`t mean that you`ll never have one again.
I can stop one if I notice the aura early, and since I have avoided my trigger (not even completely, I just have to avoid it in quantity alone) I haven't got any. However, it is true that just because I haven't had one in a long time doesn't mean I will never have one in the future. Incidentally, just because a migraine sufferer has not had a stroke does not mean that they will never have one in the future. Do you see why anecdotes can be misleading?

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Drs still don`t know a lot about them and so to say that the reason why someone had a stroke was because of a migraine is unfounded.
Did you even read the link? Yes, at this stage it would be unfounded to attribute an individual migraine sufferer's stroke to migraine. However, it is perfectly reasonable to examine the rate of stroke among migraine sufferers and compare that to the rate of stroke in the general population. That reveals a statistically significant elevated risk of stroke among migraine sufferers. That doesn't mean that every migraine sufferer will have a stroke, it doesn't even necessarily mean that every stroke a migraine sufferer has is related to migraines. It means simply that taken as a group migraine sufferers have a higher incidence of stroke.
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Especially when Drs still don`t know much about migraines in the first place.
So because doctors don't completely understand migraines that means that data that shows an increased risk of stroke should be dismissed while personal anecdotes should be trusted?
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It`s obvious that we will never agree on this.
Well, that's ONE thing we can agree on I suppose.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Migraines can be a warning sign that you have food allergies/sensitivities.
Take note of what you have eaten in the past hour to 24 hours when it started.

I have these sensitivities. It is not just the head that hurts; its the ears; the eyes are hard to focus, the brain is hard to focus, there are flu-like muscle aches and other.
Aspartame, MSG and Citric Acid are the usual culprits.
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