My daughter has a history of migraine headaches associated with her period, but this time is different. The headache is milder, started with dizziness and vomiting for 2 days, but the headache has continued for 6 weeks. The dizziness was a problem for 3 weeks, then subsided but now has returned. The nausea has not led to additional vomiting, but she has trouble eating. She has lost at least 10 pounds. (I now monitor her intake to make sure she does not get dehydrated and is getting at least minimal nutrition.) After 3 weeks, we went to an ENT who examined her but found no cause. He prescribed ondansetron. Twenty minutes after taking the first one, her right leg went numb, and her foot started hurting and was ice cold. That took 2 weeks to resolve. A week after the leg went numb, her left hand and lower arm became numb and hurt, but it was not very cold. Three days later, the hand turned blue with white spots which lasted a couple of hours. That happened a second time the next day. Numbness in the hand lasted about a week. So now she just has the headache and nausea and a little dizziness. We saw a neurologist who found nothing wrong neurologically. She had an MRI and blood work for Lyme disease, mononucleosis, meningitis, and ANA (for autoimmune diseases). All were negative. Her blood count was normal and her TSH also. Her doctor is pretty much at a loss, as am I. She is 14 years old, has many allergies (to pollens and nuts), and reflux. Any ideas? Who should we see and what should we look for next? She has missed a lot of school, although most days she struggles through. She is taking no medication except Sudafed, Nasonex, and Patanase for a little congestion that her regular doctor noticed (and because allergy season is pending). When the headache gets bad, she takes two Advil.
Let your daughter do this pranayam for 10 minutes, twice a day. The extra oxygen into the left and right brain will help with the headache and other symptoms.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
press several times tip of ring finger on both hands.
Also press tips of all fingers on both hands and press both sides of thumb(on either side of nail).
Press the depression on both sides of head(on side of forehead), using thumb and finger in a circular movement.
Press the depression on both sides of head(on side of eyebows),using thumb and finger in a circular movement..
Press the bone on top of nose(between the eyebrows),using thumb and finger in a circular movement.
Press the back top of head(the back part of top of head) and then the forehead, with palm of hand.
Press the medulla points on lower back of head(behind bottom of ears).Feel the depression and press in a circular movement.
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