Originally Posted by RitaRose
Yes! That was very scary when it happened. I hope it never happens again. I'm going to look up how much magnesium is in the vitamins I have and buy some more if there isn't enough. I can't deal with these stupid auras every other day just making life difficult.
Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma
My 2 teenagers have had awful problems with migraines (both have been hospitalized overnight), and we have had tremendous luck with supplements reducing the frequency of migraines. One which was recommended by both our pediatrician and our neurologist is butterbur - we use Migra-Eeze, which contains riboflavin, another often-recommended supplement for migraines. The kids also take 400mg of magnesium citrate. After many months of disabling migraines which lasted several days, neither kid has had a migraine in over six months (knock wood).
This is very encouraging! I am buying some magnesium on my way home today.
Originally Posted by Annika
I'm reviving this thread to say that I started taking magnesium at night and it has totally worked! As another person suggested I didn't get anything special, just 500mg tablets of magnesium oxide from CVS. I can't believe something this simple has stopped my migraines and that no doctor I've seen in the past 15 years has ever suggested it. Actually, I believe it, but it is sad.
Glad to hear that you found a solution. If you haven't done this before, I'd recommend starting a migraine diary if they come back. That will make it easier to figure out what triggers you have. Hopefully it will be something avoidable like a food instead of hormones or weather disturbances.
My mom, who is prone to severe sinus headaches, had a scary instance at the beginning of the new year. She had what she assumed was another sinus headache, and was trying to just power through it, when she said it felt like her head "exploded". My stepdad found her at her computer, she couldn't remember how to turn it on. She also had no memory of the previous day, nor did she know where my sister or I was (I live in another state, my sister was visiting grandma). They went to the ER, which told her it was just a bad headache, gave her some pills, and home they went.
3 days later, pain is worse than ever, spent a brutal 11 hours in a different ER (I had flown home to help) and turns out she had bacterial meningitis. 6 days of IV antibiotics while hospitalized was required. To this day we have no idea where she contracted it. She is fine now though.
Mom is stubborn, and it took a lot of convincing to get her to the ER the first time, not to mention the second time. If any of you have new/different symptoms please don't be stubborn- go see a doctor!