It was brought to my attention again today that a friend of my brother-in-law had migraines since he was a child. Then low and behold, the clouds parted, sun and rainbows burst forth. A miracle was born upon him: the multivitamin. One a day kept his migraine away!
The cynical me shoves the Pollyanna wannabe aside. I can be a little cynical, oh yes indeed, but this guy shouldn’t be the target of my sarcasm either. He’s very nice. I don’t doubt that the vitamins helped him. It very well could have been his miracle cure. Just like a spoon of tumeric was another man’s, and a dollop of peanut butter helped a former coworker. It just makes us chronic sufferers leery to hear of yet another “cure” we feel obligated to try.
In this case, I believe I have to try the multivitamin route. Not so much because I think it’s really going to work, but because this is a friend my husband also knows. Jim was the one who presented this vitamin miracle again today. I had heard this before, and it was luckily forgotten. But the guys had lunch together, and the topic apparently came up again.
I’ve been on vitamins in the past. Maybe it wasn’t a multivitamin, but I had a bunch of different supplements suggested by a famous pre- and post- menopausal doctor. The vitamins did not do anything for my head. Nor does magnesium currently, nor did niacin, riboflavin, B-complex, folic acid – – – I could go on and on.
So, I’ll spend whatever it is on a multivitamin just to show that I tried it. I’m a bit disappointed, because I really thought I no longer had to prove myself to loved ones. I’ve spent a lot of money on different things. Wouldn’t a top neurologist and a top pain management specialist know what to suggest? These are top laments I know other migraine sufferers feel deeply. Simply log onto http://Migraine.com and you’ll see myriad stories reflecting frustration that we don’t feel as if people take us seriously.
For instance, I wonder how my husband or his brother would react if I told them they ought to try a multivitamin for their bad knees and shoulder respectively. I know they wouldn’t like it. Just because my pain is in my head and isn’t visible doesn’t make it any less real than the pain they suffer.
Time to do this though. Since a respected friend who had migraines found nirvana with multivitamins, I must travel this path too. If the vitamins cure my migraines, I will post the news on this blog. If it doesn’t work, then I’ll also tell my tale and brace for the next miracle cure. Maybe I should consult that faith healer who a couple years ago wanted my picture to pray over or revisit the magnet necklace or give myself another brain freeze. But hey, if anyone suggests Maui as a cure, I’m all in on that one. Pollyanna Andrea might be a better persona for my head, but the cynical me is so much more fun. Snicker, snicker.
Disclaimer: Any suggestions in this blog are not to be taken as medical advice. These are my opinions or personal experiences only. Always consult a physician before trying any new medical therapy.