One more day of Migraine Awareness Month! Although educating people about it should continue through out the year.
My visit to the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute went very well. I was very impressed with their knowledge, compassion and confidence. Even the waiting room was migraine friendly. There was a lot of amazing information to take in. Some old and some new.
Did you know that food triggers are actually not that common? But that neck problems can be a huge contributor to migraines.
I have a whole new plan and it has been two weeks. So far, I'm just transitioning. I can feel some benefit but who knows. I still have had headaches close to the same but my body is getting used to something new. That's never easy. As time progresses, I'll share more of that plan. It is a work in progress. I go back the end of July.
In the mean time I will be getting an MRI of my neck. I have also started physical therapy for my neck. Makes a big difference working with someone specific to the neck, not just the back. I've learned a lot already. A new study, according to my PT therapist, has shown that using the wrong muscles to support your neck contributes greatly to migraines.
As for medications, I have new levels of attack and new dailies. It felt overwhelming at first but now I have options! An arsenal.
I think the biggest things for me right now is the hope in managing migraines better and having better knowledge. Knowledge from a leading institution. I don't have to try to do this on my own anymore!