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Migraine Headaches & Natural Supplements

I have migraines and have had them the majority of my life. Being female they came during my moon cycle each month, but they also showed up when I was stressed, hungry, irritated or upset.
Now that I’m older, they show up when I’m tired of reading small print and when it’s too bright outside.
But they still show up when I’m stressed, upset, irritated or hungry.
I have tried all kinds of things like staying in a dark room, putting warm or cold compresses on my eyes and back of my head or neck, eating, hot showers, hot tub soaks, natural hot spring soaks, napping, light block curtains to noise reduction headphones. I preferred not to take Tylenol or Ibuprophen as I really want to save my liver. Everything I’ve read about pain killers is that they damage your stomach and liver over time.
I recently was reading an article in ADDitide about natural supplements. In the article there was a lot of talk about different supplements like Omega 3’s helping attention span for ADHD or ADD children or adults, but there was one part that mentioned taking magnesium to help with migraines. This prompted my thoughts and this post.
I use a lot of natural supplements for other purposes like for my asthma, I not only take my prescribed steroid inhaler but supplement with Astralagus Root. For upset stomach, I enjoy Ginger tea or Kota (Navajo Tea).
Now with my PTSD and Anxiety, I take Full Spectrum Ashwaghanda Root. I also take Hyland’s Nerve Tonic. These work wonderfully for me.
But I know natural supplements are not for everyone. I do utilize many prescriptions but mostly for my bad cholesterol levels, asthma and diabetes.

Has anyone every tried natural supplements for your migraines? If so, which ones have you tried, and does it help?

I was also wondering, what do you do when you get a migraine?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I’m curious. I don’t like migraines. They inhibit me from fully engaging with life.

#chronicmigraines #Migraines #naturalsupplements
#PTSD #MentalHealth
#Anxiety #ADHD

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Where to go from here. #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #InterstitialCystitis #Migraines #Disability #Agoraphobia

I don’t know where to go from here.

Not only do I have multiple conditions that have caused me to be on disability, I have 3 kids, and been trying to get a medical billing job part time at home, but I cannot get my own space. We can’t move, we can’t add on, I can’t get a office shed.

How can we get ahead in life? I’m so tired of trying to push forward that I’m just about to give up trying, let the bills go to collections and disappear.

I also can’t find any friends who are willing to hang out online since I can’t go anywhere outside of my house.

I just need to know I’m not alone here.

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I was speaking to my therapist the other day and I said I have always felt "other." Like I wasn't accepted or fit in. Like I wasn't the cool one. Wasn't worthy of love and belonging.

Today I find myself emotional and lonely. I don't trust a lot of people. I want to be that person I am looking for to trust, but if I am honest I have never been able to love myself.

I have done so much work and still I struggle. It is validating to read messages on here.

#Depression , #hospitalizations #Vertigo #Migraines #Loneliness

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Accepting My Conditions

I am new(ish) to The Mighty, and been recently working with my therapist on accepting my health conditions. Why is this so difficult to do so? #MentalHealth #Agoraphobia #Anxiety #Fibromyalgia #InterstitialCystitis #Migraines #degenerativediscs

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Minime21. I've been diagnosed with AVMs in both my eyes and my right foot. I developed CRPS in my right foot which has now spread to the lower leg after an attempted embolisation on the AVM in my foot. I suffer with IBS, migraines, and anxiety.

#MightyTogether #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome #avm #IBS #Migraines #Anxiety

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Sometimes I can’t get a picture out of my mind until I draw it.

For the first time it’s not a sad picture. Maybe this is a good sign. # #Lupus #SjogrensSyndrome #PTSD #Depression #Migraines

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A New Diagnosis

After weeks and weeks of leg and hip pain and some blood tests, yesterday my GP diagnosed me with Arthritis that’s associated with my joint hypermobility (Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome) I’ve just gotta have an x-ray of my pelvis to make sure the bone hasn’t been damaged from the constant grinding feeling in my hip joint when I move my leg, etc.

I’ve been prescribed some kick ass anti-inflammatory medication called Meloxicam and it’s really helping! I managed to tidy my room up and get a nice hot shower (which definitely helped my back and hip). So, now I’m gonna maybe make a cup of hot chocolate and relax while playing WoW.

(Yes, I’m aware my hair looks awful - I’m trying to grow it out so I’m back to my natural colour).

I wish you all a very Happy New Year! 🥳

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #POTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #EDS #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #LiverDisease #NAFLD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BPD #InterstitialCystitis #ic #Diabetes #Migraines #Arthritis #Jointpain #NewYearsEve #Happynewyear

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Little Victories

I’m actually pretty pleased with myself today.

This morning I went and had my flu and Covid vaccines done. Then I came home and I changed my sheets and bedding, followed by a lovely hot shower, and then I wrote two pages of my novel after being stuck with writer’s block for ages. I’m a little sore after all the movement, but I got through it. All over and done with now - I can rest. 😌😴

My GP is always telling me that I should celebrate every victory - even the itty bitty ones. I’ve made myself a lovely hot chocolate with a dash of Bailey’s Original as a treat, and I’m huddled up with my fluffy hoodie on now, all cosy like.

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #POTS #AutonomicDysfunction #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #EDS #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Jointpain #jointhypermobility #InterstitialCystitis #BladderPain #Diabetes #NAFLD #LiverDisease #BPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Depression #Migraines #sciatica #BackPain #littlevictories

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Migraines, Life-Long (Suicidal) Depression, A Real Desire to be with my Lord and Saviour, More Debt than I can afford

Living with Life-Long Suicidal Depression since at least 4-years-old (mid 1970s); and Migraine Headaches that have been regular (at least 1 to 2 times a week [more weeks now are turning in to at least 2 days] since the mid 1990s) and many other health problems that are on and off weekly or monthly; Extra Debt that I was pressed in to; which can cause me to lose the house, SSDI so it is hard to earn extra money to get out of Debt; and with Life-Long Suicidal Depression, in addition to the Major Pains, I really have been desiring more to be able to go Home to be with my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

I would greatly appreciate any feed back.

#MentalHealth #Migraines #Depresion #SuicidalIdeation #Debt #PostTraumaticStressDisorder #BPD #Bipolar1 #BorderlinePersonalityDisorderBPD #BipolarDepression #BipolarIDisorder #BipolarDisorder #BipolarI #BipolarType1 #CheerMeOn #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDisorders #MigraineHeadaches #AutismSpectrumDisorder #AutismSpectrum #Autistic #SeparationAnxietyDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #IllnessAnxietyDisorder #SeparationAnxiety #AnxietyAttack #AdrenalInsufficiency #AnkylosingSpondylitis #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #DistractMe #Selfharm #PanicDisorder #PanicAttack #PanicAttacks #worry #highfunctioningautism #AttentionDeficitHyperactivityDisorder #DiabetesType2 #DiabetesII #SuicidalThoughts #SuicideAttemptSurvivors #IfYouFeelHopeless #suicidal

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