Hi there.. Ive been following and considering posting on here for a while now.. So here it is!
I've been suffering for chronic, severe basilar migraine for a couple years now. Most days I'm completely debilitated, with the worst symptoms being vertigo and moving/blurry vision.
Almost everything including food seems to trigger an attack. I've been following a strict migraine diet for about a month now. I finally just eliminated all nuts and seeds (other than amaranth and quinoa and some sesame seeds) and condiments (other than coconut oil and olive oil and small amounts of lemon/lime juice), and I saw improvement (less vertigo attacks). Caffiene, heavy alcohol consumption, humid weather, overactivity, anxiety, hormones, and prolonged reading are definitely triggers.
I'm on Propranalol (20mg three times a day), Migranon (butterbur - 75 mg twice a day), Rehmannia, Vitamin D (1000IU twice a day), iron, Zoloft (50mg per day), fish oils, probiotics, multivitamin, and melatonin (3mg some nights). As well as ibuprofen and acetaminophen pretty much daily.
The neurologist I just saw recommended amitriptylines if the increase in propanalol doesn't help. Is this the next option? Is there something I'm missing here? I would love to hear your food triggers, etc if there's something I haven't mentioned. I'm also very willing to try more herbs or supplements if there's something that works for you.
Thank you!! I'm so looking forward to your advice!