First off, two things.
One. Thank you everyone for your prayers, support and suggestions! I do so appreciate it. I will reply individually.
Two. I find it fascinating just how many of us on this forum, suffer(ed) from migraines! Considering about 14% of the USA's population suffers from migraines, a significant amount are right here on this forum!
Now on to the replies.
(and this will be long!)
Dawn and Kevin, although I will be sure to mention your medication, I am a little wary since I do have a vascular condition. (The AVM, meaning, I believe 'Arterious, Veinous Malformation'. I have an artery in my forehead that feeds into my eye, that developed without its capillary, so instead of gently distributing the blood, it just poured, with each heartbeat. Funfact, because of the surgery I don't have a pulse in my left temple!) I sincerely hope these meds continue to work for you!
Becky, dark sodas (Rootbeer, Coke Cola, Pepsi) often give me headaches. Interesting that preservatives bother you, I have never heard of that. I do often get visual disturbances during migraines of headaches, usually just blurred vision, but has gone black several times before. That is often when I give in and take painkillers.
(I am so tired of the almost daily dose of them, that I often refuse to take them, until I am nearly sick from the pain.) But I often get head rushes, and when I do, I usually totter for a moment, lose my vision, and then wait until it returns to normal. Hopefully the find the cause of your migraines soon. Who knows, maybe ours are both caused by the same thing!
Lee, they have indeed checked my nose, since I have chronic sinus infection. No such luck. And boy did that tube hurt! Glad your migraines are better!
Tina, I too have heard that, but at such a young age, I don't want to subject myself to that quite yet. Maybe in a decade or two.
Debbie, thank you! They are indeed no fun, by now most of my friends know, if I say I have a headache, back away slowly. (They are a few that insist on screaming to remind me where I am, kind of them, right?)
Donna, vascular headaches do make a person miserable for sure! I will have to convince my parents on that third Cocker, right now I have two, but the say three is a magic number! Thank you for your prayers.
DebbieRG, I am under the usual amount of stress, I suppose, but I become stressed/panicked easily, so that might be influencing my headaches. I will be on the lookout for MSG, thanks for that tip.
Nicole, I was depressed a year or so ago (read: when my childhood doggie companion was very ill and subsequently died, among other family disasters) but I am not now, and I don't remember my headaches being worse then. I am terribly sorry about your loss, that must have been hard.
Sally, your triggers sound exactly like mine! I remember once a relative had on instant tan lotion, I got such a bad headache I threw up! (Said relative didn't believe me origanally, they thought I just didn't want to sit next to them, until I threw up that is.) Ice packs do work for me, and I am pining for one right now! Thank you for your suggestions!
Darra, hopefully your husband get those Botox injections, soon! And hopefully they work!
To all, one thing I have not seen here, is mention of a constant headache. My headaches occur, every day, all day. The only difference is the intensity, that is when I catagorize it a headache, or a migraine. I have gotten these my entire life. Maybe I am the only one to have a constant headache (for your sakes, I really hope so) and if I find anything, I will let you all know. Thank all of you so much! I really appreciate your understanding, and help.