This is gonna sound a little unconventional, but I'll give you my opinion anyway. I have been hypo for a long time and have examined these things from every angle imaginable...and I think I'm onto something interesting.
Oddly enough there are some who posit that migranes are actually related to CONTIPATION. Pretty wild idea. Huh? But hear me out here a bit. If you have Graves....you get good eliminations, and no migrane...Right? Your eliminations would be so good...that you don't get acne either. You might have other problems, but that "no migrane" thing is a real plus.
Now just look at the flip side...hypo. Okay? You get constipation, acne and migranes.
Why? I haven't figured out just yet, but it seems that when the body slows down its processes, it gets all plugged up and you get pain as a warning that something is wrong. So, there needs to be certain energy in the cells to make everything GO right. That makes sense...and sometimes why there person who is uptight is also they constipated guy who complains of headaches all the time.
Maybe he needs some fun in his life, a lighter attitude, some excersize and some roughage. Instead doctors send him for all kinds of wild tests, get him taking expensive drugs, which only slow down his system more, and tell him to go home and crawl into a dark room. This only adds to the poor guys his misery.
I am gonna go out on a limb and gently suggest that MOM won't cure the migranes on t4 alone. Mine didn't when I was on t4 alone...and the web is replete with cases of hypo folks drowning themselves in anti-migrane meds who are taking t4 ALONE. I am a major migraneur myself. MIGRANES ONLY alleviated when I took Armour.
Armour made me more hungry and allowed me to eat more vegies and fruits and allowed me to have the energy to run around a little. Also made me a lot lighter in my mood. I'm going to be losing wieght here in a few days too...I can just sense it.
Interestingly, I have had great digestion the past few days...and not even a TINY migrane. My skin is clearing up too. Prior to that...I was crippled with headbangers like you wouldn't believe, and I was so consitpated it ACTUALLY hurt and my skin looked like I had pizza stuck to my face.
Now if MOM wants to slide over to Armour, I suggest she keep some pure t4 going, in addition to adding some Armour. More and more folks are mixing the two protocols to balance the t3 in the Armour.
It requires a little more vigilance with keeping an eye on labs and checking your bp and pulse...but outside of that its a great blessing.
Good luck....and keep asking questions.