i only got pain in my early 20’s. then i got only aura with no pain. then even the aura went away. then about 7 years ago i got the lava lamp only.
What i would like to hear from people is: do people with headaches get less dizziness, problem is we can’t quantify that on this forum. I think that as I got older my illness got worse. It started as classical migraine that went through it’s cycle and was over. then as years went by my system didn’t have enough energy to put out that whopping headache, so i just got aura. but my chronic illness was sicker. (this is the thinking of alternative medicine) then finally my system got hit with a stress that put me over the edge, my crash, and the only way it could express was this horrendous vertigo. Now i’m taking preventatives which are not making me healthy, they are making me feel better. my system is still chronically sick. As well, the preventatives are taxing my already fragile system. But what are my choices? If the migraine cure were for real, and Scott is checking out the science behind it, it really would be a much better way to go.
Regarding the lava lamp, the first time it appeared was during a massage and I thought it was pretty cool. it was intensified anytime I would get a foot massage or a scalp massage, but basically it was there all the time, eyes open or closed. I never thought it had anything to do with migraine until i heard people on this forum talking about it. i was devastated to think that it was actually pathologic. And i’m still not so sure it is.
One of the reasons I knew I would be a good candidate for Topamax is because I have what the medical model calls TLD (temporal lobe dysfunction) - clairvoyance, de ja vu, intense hypnagognia, prophetic dreams, felt presences. Other things that the medical model accepts happens. Other things included in TLD are: things moving around in a room, healing powers, etc.
Yes, the medical model admits that they exist, they just pathologize them. And they don’t give them the diagnosis of psychosis, just that there is an area in the brain that needs tweaking in order to make them stop. It’s a common part of a psychiatrist’s questionaire to ask a patient about these things, and the antedote is an AC. Gee we sure don’t want to have people going around having healing powers, do we?
Anyway, my lava lamp first came to me in the form of am eye and was situated right in the middle of my forehead, exactly where the third eye would be. I believe it IS my third eye (those who know what the third eye is will know what i’m talking about, those who don’t, it doesn’t matter). Topamax has stolen it from me except in the middle of the night, when it comes back to me. I’m getting such good relief from Pristiq that I hope to be able to come down on Topa some day, maybe with a little help from verapamil.
Forgive me for going off on a tangent. What was this thread about?? Oh, yea, headaches.
IT’S KIM’S FAULT!!! SHE GOT ME GABBIN’ :mrgreen: