Other headache types can often resemble status Migraine. For example, episodic Migraine can transform into chronic Migraine and results in daily attacks which resemble status Migraine, although can be less severe. Status Migraine is a single debilitating Migraine attack of 72hrs or more duration however, not repeated Migraine attacks. Hemicrania Continua may sometimes resemble status Migraine, but tends to be less severe and responds completely to treatment with indomethacin (necessary dosages may vary greatly from relatively small, to dangerously high). Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) may also resemble status Migraine, but is secondary to the use of precipitating medications.
There is a direct correlation between migraines and magnesium deficiency. Oral supplements are poorly absorbed altho some are better than others. A good alternative is epsom salt baths. It won’t solve any thing but it’s a good relief mechanism. Do some research for yourselves. I have a very close friend who had debilitating migraines, who often required IV magnesium supplements. She finally found an oral supplement that was readily bioavailable. Personally, my migraines were hormonal based. Since I went thru menopause I have had only one or two. So that is something to discuss with your doctor as well. I know the pain all too well. Good luck to everyone. Just wanted to share additional info.
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