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If You've Been Diagnosed With Medication Overuse Headaches Caused By Triptans, What Was The Treatment Plan And Was It Effective?

If You've Been Diagnosed With Medication Overuse Headaches Caused By Triptans, What Was The Treatment Plan And Was It Effective?

posted August 28, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I only had MOH for a month or two before my doctor saw me and explained what was happening. So I just started a preventive (propranolol) and got weekly craniosacral therapy. I didn't have as hard a time decreasing triptans as many have, but I've been in status migrainosus for almost three years and have come up with a number of alternatives to rescue medication. I've benefitted hugely from craniosacral therapy. If you can afford it, it's worth a shot. Acupuncture might help you through too. Also, a migraine device like a Cefaly or a Nerivio would help both while you're detoxing and help you avoid developing MOH again. You can use migraine devices every day if you need to. Ice hats are great too. This last one is kind of unusual, but there's a little evidence that consuming ginger is pretty effective at treating a migraine. Non-drowsy Dramamine is ginger in a capsule, you can make tea from ginger powder or ginger root, or eat candies or lozenges with real ginger. I can sometimes even find ginger juice shots at the grocery store. I've never experienced complete relief from ginger, but it does usually take the edge off. My neurologist thought I was cooky when I asked him if ginger could cause MOH. "Uhh, it's a spice." 😆 I interpreted that as a no, so I have some ginger every day. It really is known to help with nausea, so even if that's all it does I'm satisfied.

posted November 19
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I'll definitely give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion!!

posted November 8, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I have found and Alternative solution that has been a miracle for me. When I feel a migraine coming on I lay down close my eyes and listen to binaural beats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4JafbX3WQg&amp......
Using headphones and I really focus on the sounds. it puts me into a sort of trance and when I am done the pain is so much less and often does not develop into a migraine.
I was skeptical at first but willing to try anything... it is also great as you can do it anywhere, I have even hidden at work and done it to help relieve the pain.

posted November 7, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I tried his diet for about a month. I got slight relief, like 3 days out of 30, but like you said it's difficult to maintain. Thanks for reaching out!

posted September 21, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

My neuro told me to lay off the triptans and Excedrin. So hard to do. Has me on Gabipentin. I don't know the answer, I took both today, I definitely suffer from MOH. Just watched this guy's video on this the other day, about rebound headaches, he sells a book about diet, thought about it but seems so hard to do: https://www.facebook.com/themigrainemiracle/

posted September 21, 2017

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