I’m writing here because I don’t understand why some sufferers have such a fear with medications… I have been on SSRI’s a number of times and have been helped everytime. A lot of the undesirable effects people get are partly brought on by themselves concentrating on the lists of common side effects that are all over the internet. If you’re not sure…chances are that it’s manifesting inside your brain due to anxiety or OCD. I have been on Lexapro for this for 5 weeks now and got really bad tension headaches after starting but they are leaving now and my brain sensitivity has decreased and I have far less strain on my vision. I’m also taking vitamin B12 to aid my nervous system as i’ve never had “true” vertigo so I do not think it’s from my ears.
I’ve never had any fear in taking medication as they would not be on the market if they were harmful. Also I believe you need to go back to the roots of the problems…look at iron levels, magnesium your b12 levels, blood sugar levels…Also a very common trigger for migraines are alterations in serotonin metabolism (a deficiency). So increasing these levels will help to contract the blood vessels inside the brain. B12 also helps this process…
If you’re not on medication…do it. Chances are it’s only going to improve your condition…and with the awareness that migraines now have I can definitely see alot of headway coming in the next 10 years.
Sam in France.