Anyone with a neurological condition, whether anxiety, depression, epilepsy, migraines or MS, will tell you that symptoms wax and wane. But why?
While a common occurrence, it seems that few question why this is so. It is considered more as just a course of the condition. But what if the fluctuations of symptoms are not only explainable, but possibly controllable?
At it’s foundation, these two conditions share the same mechanism. I have personally known this for at least a decade, but the information seems to be taking a while to get out there. Which may seem strange because chronic migraine headaches and seizures are both within the realm of neurology. Indeed, over the past few years there has been increasing overlap between anti-seizure drugs being used to treat migraines (Topamax, for example). Taking this even further, anti-seizure medications like Depakote have also been used to treat certain psychological disorders like bipolar disorder.
There ARE answers to eliminating or reducing your chronic migraine headaches, but the solution is not likely going to come in a pill.
Having been active on several of the larger Facebook migraine groups, the attitudes seem to be split. There are those who are seeking answers because they know that there is an answer someone out there. The others are there for support because they do not ultimately feel like there is a solution for their chronic headaches. This group does not like to see the word “cure” anywhere near chronic migraine headaches because they do not believe that there is such a thing.