Hi, I’m new here. I was diagnosed with migraines aged 7, I also have Ehlers Danlos hypermobility type and therefore have a lot of issues with my neck which trigger migraines. I was diagnosed with VM when pregnant although I now realise I had milder symptoms for years. Because I was pregnant and then breastfeeding I’ve never been offered any treatment apart from being told to drink lots of water and take paracetamol/ibuprofen which doesn’t help as I often don’t have a headache with it. Regular massage had been helping with the neck issues and so controlling it a bit but I am unable to access this at the moment.
My next hospital appointment has just been pushed back almost a year due to the pandemic and I am at a loss as to what to do until then.
I am having a flare up at the moment - visual problems, feeling like I am on a boat, unbalanced, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, brain fog, sensitivity to noise and smell etc. I am still breastfeeding a couple of times a day for short periods (hoping to fully wean soon but it’s not been easy!) I sleep very poorly after a long time of my baby waking every 2 hours. I still wake all through the night even though he now sleeps through which I suspect is a contributing factor.
Is there anything safe to take while still breastfeeding or any other strategies I can use beyond drinking water?! Thank you.