Some of you already know that I suffer from migraine headaches and I am a two-time cancer survivor. I take a lot of prescription medication.
I was diagnosed with migraines also, and one-time cancer survivor. I take a fair amount of prescription meds also, but none for migraines. I saw supposedly the top headache doctor in NC for awhile. He prescribed me something, would just make me feel like my brain was packed with cotton, no help with the headache. New prescription, same. This went on thru about 5-6 different meds, and then he asked me if I had ever taken Prozac I believe it was. I said "That's for mental patients". He told me that it was often used in treating headaches, and that's when I learned that ALL of the meds he had me trying out were anti-depressents. And that was the last time I saw him.
My last military commander was a real pain, I started having daily headaches, and in 1981 they were 24/7/365. He is the reason I retired when I did. Anyway, I got the headaches calmed down, mostly, with meditation - NOT medication. Then in 1995, the last job I worked at the office closed. Not even an interview in the following year, but around that time the headache and arthritis started kicking in again, so put in for disability, and after a year got it. It was later that I saw the 'headache' doctor.
I still have my headache, but mostly can ignore it, but if I think about it, it is always still there. If it starts kicking in, I meditate, find a comfortable place to sit, quiet, feet flat on the floor, and meditate. And that usually takes care of it. But, if it doesn't, I go to get, sleep, and next day, back to the usual.
I had a doctor tell me once that I did not have a headache, because it would be impossible for me to go to sleep with one. Idiot. Many, many, years ago I read about anything I could get my hands on. A word of advice, if you ever get the opportunity to read a book on forensic pathology, complete with pictures, pass it up. I read a lot of books on meditation, the third eye, etc. I think I kind of developed my own method of meditation from that. I think my version may include a bit of bio feedback in it, because I can consciously lower my blood pressure a bit, my heart rate a bit, and if I am at the dentist, and he is nearing the end of the job, and the Novocaine starts wearing off, if I can relax I can 'push' the pain away - but then if I get disturbed, it comes back, but he's usually about finished by then, so no biggie. So, you might try a bit of meditation on your headache, I don't say it will help you, but if it does, that's one less med to take - I don't even take aspirin for mine, but do take 3 baby aspirin in the morning, and 3 in the evening for my heart. My heart is good by the way.
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