Been reading through some posts and already found some great advice, I'm just wondering where to start! I've had episodic migraine with aura for 13 years, and I usually get an average of 1-2 a month with clusters of 5 or so every spring or autumn, however the last month and a half I've had 9, often knocked out for days between attacks and have had several without aura.
Things I've tried: Propanolol, magnesium 400-600mg for 6 months, avoiding hard cheese, red wine, chocolate, citrus, caffeine and alcohol, (I still avoid all but chocolate after cutting it out for a year), chiropractor.
Things I've started trying since the cluster: Dolovent, (study approved amounts of magnesium, Riboflavin, Cq10), feverfew, just started hypnotherapy and for 2 days been wearing Axon glasses to filter out certain lights. Keeping a food diary.
Since my attacks are usually sporadic I've always struggled with finding a pattern. I understand now I've not been 'taught' correctly and that it's probably more a combination of things.
I had to be written off work due to this cluster and I'm dreading going back. I know so many people have it worse but this frequency is new and scary for me, all I can guess is my threshold has gotten lower for some reason. I know the things I've mentioned can take time to work and I'd rather go the natural route but just had 2 in 2 days and wondering whether to ask my GP for amitryptaline as I've heard that works faster as a preventative than natural supplements like Dolovent. For onset I take Naproxen, Metoclopramide, and Sumpatriptan nasal spray.
Thanks for any advice, it's just so hard to know where to start and while my logical brain says try one thing at a time so you know what's working my hurt migraine brain says screw it try everything!