Entry #3 (Findings from Research Level 2)
These are some cures and alternative treatments that are working for some migraine sufferers all around the world. They include: cooking with saffron (spice), seeing an osteopath, drinking strawberry herbal tea, taking Topomax, taking easy-melt Maxalt, taking Demeral, being on a whole foods diet, taking Baclofen (3 times a day as a muscle relaxant), seeing a holistic doctor, doing acupuncture, using essential oils with a diffuser, doing neck and back strengthening yoga, taking Tramadol, taking midol complete, only taking Tylenol ten days out of the month, massage therapy and taking Exedrin. After having a few discussions with friends, it was suggested to make my own butter using concentrated Magnesium liquid (10 ml per batch) and applying that on all things from toast to bagels. Another conversation brought up taking the natural supplement 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytrypothan) which seems to be an amino acid. Through these conversations, a distant memory was revived and became something to look for. A product that used to be called "Cool Comforts" and was a forehead size-appropriate cold strip to put on one's forehead. I remember this patch having a distinct smell and being crucial to pain relief while I was growing up.