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Showing posts from May, 2009

What a life...

When you have chronic conditions nothing is ever simple. I went to the doctor because this nausea thing is getting out of control and way too long lasting to be any kind of flu. So first, blood work, although my other blood work was fine, so he does not think an inflection. Next, ultrasound, cause stomach does not hurt, nausea with no obvious patterns. Then he added an MRI of my head, cause it has been awhile since that has been 'looked at'. It has been about four years since I got my CAT scan. And maybe the nausea could be brain or migraine related. But still, one symptom of nausea, bad certainly, but just one thing and walk out with blood work, ultrasound and an MRI... who else can say that? Crazy. Yet a sign of a good doctor and one who is thourough. But unfortunately it does little for me and my totally unsettled stomach... so it is anti-nausea meds for me until this either goes away as abruptly as it came or.. something.

I guess it kill a killer migraine you gotta go all at it

After treating my killer migraine as agressively as I can based on what I have, it did not kill the migraine, but made it a bit better for part of the day. What it did do, is made it so I could sleep and get up without another morning migraine. So successful. But I had another whopper today, early afternoon. So I again took the abortive right away and it just did not work well, took a T3 and that did not quite cut it, but I should not take more than that. You just can't treat all of them agressively, becuase then you end up with not being able to take any more abortives that week and having only painkillers as a fall back. So I am just suffering right now and hoping for a good sleep. But tommorow is Friday, so that is good, and a long weekend which is awesome.

Reasons to take Magnesium

My mom read an article on MVP and she thought it sounded just like me, and that I should take magnesium. I told her it had crossed my mind back in the day as well, and maybe I do. But even so, there are two other reasons to take magnesium: migraines and FMS. So I bought some and am starting slow and working my way up. I am hoping it will help with the muscles spasms at the least.

Reason One:

It looks like magnesium supplements may work as a migraine preventative and magnesium deficiency can cause migraines. Worth a shot.

Should You Be Taking Magnesium?
Two doubleblind studies have shown that magnesium supplementation may reduce the frequency of migraine. In research studies, we have found that magnesium levels affect serotonin receptors, and also have an effect on nitric oxide synthesis and release, as well as on NMDA receptors—all brain structures and chemicals suspected to be important in migraine. In small studies, both migraine and cluster headache patients have responded acu…