Last week, I traveled to Las Vegas with my husband. There were no stabbing icepick headaches or migraines during any of the plane flights! I walked miles in the 104F heat and felt fine. I had drinks by the pool, talked to strangers, went to a show, walked through casinos, didn’t lose track of where I was, and even slept well! Overall, I felt wonderful. I did have debarquement sensations b/c of having to take elevators, but I would have had those anyway. I had my supplements and meds pre-organized into morning/afternoon/evening labeled snack bags so I could bring them wherever I was and I took them on schedule. I took 15 mg pseudophedrine and two advil as pre-emptive strikes on the plane flights, too.
This gives me hope that starting work next week (first couple of weeks are slower b/c it’s orientation) will be okay.
In addition to 60 mgs duloxetine each morning, my supplement/med routine is:
Carnitine plays a critical role in energy production. It is an essential cofactor that helps transport long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so that they can be oxidized to produce energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) . Carnitine also helps transport some toxic compounds out of the mitochondria .".
The NIH fact sheet also states that for most people supplementation is unnecessary. But I’ve seen it pop up a could of times on this forum and @sheepdog_lord also mentioned it as being useful (if memory serves). I added it to my supplement routine and it seemed like the impact was almost immediate.
yes carnitine seems particularly useful for women with migraine, although full disclosure, I am a man, and have had it be a huge benefit in my energy/attack frequency. it definitely deserves more attention as a supplement for migraine