Two Other Causes of Migraines

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by woofmom, May 27, 2008.

  1. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Severe one sided headaches can be caused by a Molybdenum deficiency. Anything that is an aldehyde needs Molybdenum to detoxify it. Without Molybdenum, the muscle poison acetaldehyde, generated by aldehydes can cause the most severe form of migraine. Another cause of migraine headaches is a Manganese deficiency. Manganese is needed to help keep ligaments and tendons flexible. It is also required for healthy nerves. Without Manganese the nerves, tendons and ligaments that run from the spine in the back of the neck will become tense and inflexable. These ligaments and tendons do not stop in the neck. They run from the spine to the area around the ears, temple, and eyes. When a ligament in the foot is stressed it becomes painful. The same is true for ligaments that run from the neck to the head and face. It would be great if ALL healthcare providers would check for mineral deficiencies before they prescribed drugs or sold us herbal and other supplements.
    [This Message was Edited on 05/27/2008]
  2. hi all,

    theres a large piece in my newspaper today (27th may 2008),as regards migraines.

    ill post a bit at a time,as its a page full.and its written by a well known doctor,who has a daily page in this newspaper.

    she,s also a migraine sufferer.

    might i add,that i am getting no migraines at all,while im eating pumpkin seeds.

    anyway heres what she says...


    there are nine million sufferers in the uk.

    migraine has been classified as one of the top 20 most disabling conditions by the world health organisation.

    the migraine trust reckons more than 100,000 people miss work or school each day because of migraines.

    women are twice as likely to be sufferers than men and oestrogen levels may be the reason.

    an attack can last between four and 72 hours.around 80 per cent of sufferers have at least one a month,with 40 per cent experiencing a weekly attack.

    children can get migraine as early as age four,but the ache is more in the tummy,with abdominal pain,nausea and vomiting lasting a few hours.

    symptoms such as flashing lights that can lead up to an attack (known as aura)are due to blood vessels in the brain narrowing.headache and sickness kick in when the blood vessels relax and expand,putting pressure on the brain.

    a brain hormone,serotonin,is thought to be behind these changes and any one of many triggers can cause its release into the blood stream.

    research from massachusetts general hospital in boston,shows that the cerebral cortex,the part of the brain that processes sensations,is up to a fifth thicker in sufferers.

    more follows...

    love fran
  3. bobbycat

    bobbycat New Member

    What have you tried exactly. And as far as pumkin seeds how many do you eat for the other post.
  4. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    I use Molybdenum to detox aldehydes. I've just started using Ligaplex II to repair ligaments. It contains a very high amount of Manganese. I'm also going to a very knowledgeable chiropractor who is monitoring me very closely.
  5. hi all,

    continueing with the piece in my newspaper on migraine.


    pin down your triggers by keeping a diary,then you can avoid them.

    take regular excersize,its been shown to curb migraine.

    practise yoga or other anti-stress techniques.

    check with your dentist to see if a misaliigned jaw or teeth grinding is a problem.

    take capsules of whole-leaf feverfew,which is a natural preventative.

    give acupuncture a go.

    try a form of light therapy pioneered by the hammersmith hospital,london.

    the rio light mask,is suitable if you,re pregnant.


    love fran
  6. hi all,

    continueing with the migraine piece in my newspaper...


    this lady is 23 and from the uk.

    she has suffered from excruciating migraines for years.the condition has impacted on every area of her life.she says...

    When i was 18,i got the worst headache id ever had and it wouldnt shift.

    it lasted on and off for a month and i even thought it could be a brain tumour.

    after that i suffered frequent attacks,where id get terrible pain in my temples and a numbing pressure behind my eye.

    my doctor diagnosed migraines and said the cause could be the computers id started using at college.

    he prescribed special glasses and paracetamol,but the crushing migraines continued and i,d have to lie down in a dark room,until they went.

    i was prescribed a stronger painkiller but this left me feeling drowsy.

    when my attacks increased to two to three times a week,i was forced to give up my college course.

    my social life was also badly affected.

    i tried cutting out the usual food triggers,which made no difference,and i changed my contraceptive pill,which helped a little.

    the stress of worring that my job as a bank clerk was at risk made my migraines worse.

    a friend recommended a gadget called Acticare TSE,which transmits short bursts of high-voltage radio-frquency energy to surpress pain signals.

    i place pads on the back of my neck for 20 minutes when i feel an attack coming on and,although it,s not a cure,it does relieve the agony of a migraine.

    i also try to avoid stress and have an anti-glare screen at work,so im leaning to manage the problem and get my life back.


    as for myself,eating pumpkin seeds has kept my remaining low pressure weather related migraines away.

    drinking very cold water out of the fridge settles the

    stomach spasms down for me.

    avoiding artificial colourings,preservatives and flavourings made my migraines go away too.

    love fran

  7. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    I "developed" FMS 10 days ago. I was experiencing pretty severe pain and also felt as though I had the flu or other virus. I decided to go to a chiropractor who also has extensive training in Nutrition and Wellness. I had already pretty much taken care of my MCS and CFS. I had focused so much on Molybdenum and certain other nutrients that I completely overlooked Manganese. If you and your hubby can afford it, I urge you to find a chiro who has this type of training. Good chiropractors have a much higher success rate in curing chronic illness, including bipolar, than do the vast majority of MDs or Holistic practioners. Thanks to my chiro I'm already pretty much pain free.
    [This Message was Edited on 05/29/2008]
  8. hi all,

    the final part from my newspaper,on migraines...


    a survey from the migraine action association that found 60 per cent of sufferers havent sought medical help for their problem.

    some people dont realise they have migraine,others believe there,s nothing their doctor can do or they worry that workmates will label them "ill" or "weak".


    this doctor is a migraine sufferer as says...

    before a migraine,id experience flashing lights and the side of my face felt cold.

    my eye watered and the side of my mouth would dribble.

    the pain entered on one side just over an eyebrow and it became agonising.

    i,d be physically sick and very sensitive to movement-all i could do was lie down,sometimes for days.

    if you have two or more of these symptoms during an attack,its likely you,re suffering from migraine....

    1/ intense throbbing,often on one side.

    2/ visual disturbances (blind spots,distorted vision,flashing lights).

    3/ nausea and /or vomiting and /or diarrhoea.

    4/ increased sensitivity to light,sounds or smells.

    you may also have other symptoms,including....

    stiff neck and shoulders.

    stiffness tingling,numbness in the limbs.

    an inability to concentrate.

    difficulty speaking.

    very rarely,paralysis or unconsciousness.


    migraines are triggered by many things,but here are the main culprits....

    1/ foods-chocolate,cheese,alcohol (often sherry and red wine),MSG.skipping meals and dehydration,anxiety,anger,shock.

    2/ emotions-stress, excitement,anxiety,anger,shock.

    3/ physical change-travelling,a new job,a different sleeping pattern,lack of sleep.

    4/ surroundings-bright or flickering lights,loud noise,strong smells,cold or hot weather.

    5/ hormones-menstual cycle,menopause,the pill,HRT.


    people often devise their own treatment regime,finding the painkillers that work for them,sich as asprin,paracetamol or ibuprofen.always carry them with you.

    the doctor goes on to say...

    my life changed when a self-administered injection-imigran,a type of drug called a triptan-became available on prescription.

    you take triptans (there are various kinds)when you feel the first symptoms and quite often it prevents the migraine.

    the only triptan available over the counter is imigran recovery.

    i also took anti-sickness drugs,available over the counter or on prescription.

    women report getting migraines twice as often in the two days before and after menstruation,when oestrogen levels are virually non-existent.

    this kind of migraine can be relieved with an oestrogen gel applied to the skin.

    doctors in the US found botox injections helped some sufferers.

    its not licensed as a migraine treatment in the uk at present,but it is available from some private clinics.

    people having more than four attacks a month should see their GP.

    antidepressants and beta-blockers can bring relief.

    there,s light at the end of the tunnel.migraine quite often burns out as you get older,mine went after the menopause,as did my mothers.


    so ends the piece on migraine,in my daily newspaper.

    love fran
  9. hi all,

    when i read through the above migraine info,from my newspaper,i saw a likeness to our fibromyalgia symptoms.

    ive always said my fibromyalgia,feels like a very long attack of migraine.

    maybe as ive gotten older,the migraines changed from just being in the head,to a all over body thing.

    pumpkin seeds are a godsend to me.

    i now have no migraines,but rather stomach muscle spasms in low pressure weather conditions.

    a drink of pre boiled water,which has been stored in the fridge,stops the abdominal migraines in me,and of course a couple of hours rest on the sofa or bed.

    love fran