Childress Statement On Harvin

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 19, 2010 – 4:10 pm

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress has issued a statement to regarding WR Percy Harvin.

“Percy appreciates everyone’s concern. He is alert and resting comfortably, but will remain in the hospital overnight.”

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82 Responses to “Childress Statement On Harvin”

  1. By Old Skool on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    MIGRAINS… I suffer from myself and found EATING GREEN BEANS KEEPS MIGRAINS AWAY!!!! Get a can of jolly green or delmonte and 1/4-1/2 can later you feel the effects. Good Luck Percy!!!

  2. By Lito on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Chronic recurring headaches . . . some clinician should be able to help him. Whoever you are, please step-up and help the guy.

  3. By Nate on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Wondering how all the Vikings resources can’t seem to help Percy out? This kid is one heck of an athlete, but dehydration on a plane, migranes. Gotta be something more than meets the eye here. Might be time to call in Dr. House!

  4. By Tony on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Have Percy ask his doctor about topamax

  5. By Ryan on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    I would suggest that Percy undergo some Acupuncture treatments to remedy his chronic migraine issues. Acupuncture is very effective and powerful at treating this type of problem.

  6. By tony on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Have the NFL and the United States for that matter, legalize medicinal marijuana. Proven to help migranes.

  7. By Dwayne on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Should have check if it might be caused by a pseudo tumor. My wives mom has really bad headaches that are worse than migraines caused by a pseudo tumor. She was actually diagnosed by an optometrist. Just trying to help the guy out think he is a great player.

  8. By Greg Al on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, I suffered with major migraines for over 10 years until I was prescribed “Neurontin” It’s magic with very little side effects. Harvin is a dynamic player that is fun to watch. I’m not even a Vikes fan

  9. By Lindsey on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Feel better soon Percy!! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!

  10. By S.Lester on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Was just womdering if the medical staff had done a trans-cranial doppler or a trans-esophageal echo on Percy to R/O an ASD or large PFO? There are some studies that relate some types of migraines to PFO and if large enough, could be causing the syncopal episodes and other symtoms. The trans-cranial doppler is non-invasive so should be relatively simple to get done and get answers. We do them in our cardiology office. Just an idea. I hate to hear him suffering like that. Also, check out for more info on student/young athletes and sudden cardiac death syndrome. Best of luck Percy.

  11. By JT on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Since it seems the physicians cannot identify how to help him, he should investigate chiropractic. My wife is a chiropractor and has helped many people with migranes. I am a Bears fan, but I hate to see this man not be able to use his talents when he has so much to give. Pass it along if you want. Look for a Maximized Living chiropractor in the Minneapolis area. Start with Dr. Brenda Kress.

  12. By Bob on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    I see you’re getting suggestions by the dozens. I had migraines for years and always suspected low grade sinus infection. A naturopath finally gave me a jala-neti cup to wash out my sinuses with saline and I went from 20 migraines a month to 2 every 6 months to a year. I hope Percy gets this fixed permanently, the Viking are a much better team when he’s in there and nobody deserves to have to live with migraines, pro football player or no.

  13. By CMeyer on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Has Percy tried epilepsy medication yet? Percy’s condition sounds fairly similar to mine. I started getting the full blown migraines in junior high and then it turned into migraine-induced seizures.
    I’ve been on Tegretol for 20 years with no complaints yet.
    From one sufferer to another……………

  14. By Tommy B on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Migraines are the worst. I haven’t had one in 2 yrs now but when I get them I lose straight-ahead vision, puke and suffer a headache so severe that I want to put a gun to my head to stop the pain. Sometimes they last 2-3 days. Can;t work or do anything but hold my head. No one knows what causes them Percy, you have my sympathy.

  15. By Michael Marsh on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    I have suffered from severe migraines since i was 4 years old, They tested me for cancers, tumors and all sorts of things, i recently started taking a prescription called Maxalt, and Imitrex, the combination of these two completely died down my migraines. Someone get this poor kid some help, i feel your pain percy….

  16. By The NFL Scout on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Percy will be fine. He is a tough competitor and will not miss games. Besides, he is good enough to miss a few practices, especially since Favre gets a pass for the whole training camp lol

  17. By august on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    i was reading an article about atlas orthoginal chriopractics and there was something about the atlas bone being misaligned and how this problem could cause massive migranes and headaches also the atlas bone is the only bone in the spine that isnt supported and it can easily move and considering he is a football play that could be the problem with percy harvin.

  18. By Gatoraide on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply


    PERCY HAS HAD THE PROBLEM SINCE HE WAS 10 YEARS OLD? What happend in his life at about age 10?

    Here is a clue worth looking at. Percy reportedly is a “chocolaholic”. If he has been gorging himself on all things chocolate since age 10 when the migraines started seriously, I submit ( as a qualified Behavioral Therapist) that Percy may be suffering the effects of toxic soy poisoning.

    Chocolates, especially, are LACED with soy, soy lecithin, and various other combinations of soy derivatives. People with soy toxic poisoning reactions very often suffer debilitating migraine headaches. Often, soy migraines leave the victim in the most excruciating, crushing pain anywhere in the cranium or even at the base of the neck. It hurts to talk, it hurts to listen, it hurts to moan, it hurts, hurts, hurts. It can drive the victim to their knees. Very often vision becomes blurred, vomiting can take place and even loss of consciousness.

    THERE IS NO KNOWN MEDICAL ANECDOTE TO RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS. The body eventually clears the toxicity and the victim is okay until the next self-induced bout. In the most serious cases, reactions can be fatal.

    The test to determine the etiology of such reaction is very simple. Stay away from chocolate or candy of all kinds. Soy has been pushed as a ‘healthy’, required ingredient for at least the past 10 to 15 years. Foodstuffs of all kinds are generously imbued with the soys. It is almost impossible to find food products without soy in them. The worst offenders are those I have discussed. Many people are walking around, suffering migraine headaches and with no idea about the cause. General medicine suggests the the headaches are ‘incurable’. We have all heard the common phrases, ” We just don’t know the real cause of migraine headaches”.

    What I suggest, immediately, for Percy Harvin is for him to reflect on his imbibing habits of any and all kinds of chocolate, chocolate candies, jelly beans, licorice, candy in any form. If he verfies that he has a steady , conveyor-belt dietary intake of such, or gorging episodes followed by debilitaing migraines, he needs to cease and desist. Following a differential time period of withdrawal, he could find himself absolutely free of migraines…until his next chocolate feeding frenzy.

    Hey, would could it cost to investigate this suggestion??? The fact is, it wouldn ‘t cost, it could save, save a very valuable young career-life and a ton of money.

    Peace, Bro, and get well soon. I won’t charge you for this first consultation. It will be fee enough just to see you overcome!

    ( If there is anyone among the readers here who has access to providing Percy with this post, please do it. Hint: forget calling this to the attention of the medics. I hate to say it but, simple solutions which don’t cost diagnostic work-ups, brain scans, neurosurgical procedures and/or hypnosis…are routinely shrugged off. There just isn’t enough money in applying naturopathy procedures.

  19. By august on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    since percy harvin plays a game where you can get hurt easily i could of happened to him if this reaches harvin he should look into the dr’s name is dr patrick kerr he also helped montel williams get rid of some of the pain associated with his multiple scluroses

  20. By august on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    i was reading an article about atlas orthoginal chriopractics and there was something about the atlas bone being misaligned and how this problem could cause massive migranes and headaches also the atlas bone is the only bone in the spine that isnt supported and it can easily move and considering he is a football play that could be the problem with percy harvin

  21. By august on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    since percy harvin plays a game where you can get hurt easily i could of happened to him if this reaches harvin he should look into the dr’s name is dr patrick kerr he also helped montel williams get rid of some of the pain associated with his multiple scluroses.

  22. By #33 on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    my uncle used to get migranes bad and he did some research and found a natural herb that i guess has been used for migranes for a long time it is called feverfew attached is the wikipedia article on it even tho i am a packers fan percy is a good athlete and me being a fan of all things football wish him the best of luck and i have suggested this to others with migranes and they have told me it does work my uncle eats 1 leaf from the plant a day and he is pleased with the results. Hopefully he gets better and i look forward to the good battles between the vikes and the pack.

  23. By Charlie on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    I would encourage Mr . Harvin or anyone in the Viking Organization to read in The Cure for all Diseases by Hulda Regehr Clark the sections on migraines and see if this doesn’t shed some new light on the subject for you all. One of the most debilitating conditions known. There are solutions to every condition. Just believe in the possibilities.

    Good luck with this and the coming season.


  24. By Ben on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    I hate to be the one to say it, but it could possibly be mild hydrocephalus, where he has too much water in his brain ventricles causing migraines, good luck percy

  25. By Ken on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Could Percy Harvin have a PFO that didn’t close following birth.

    My daughter had her hole in the heart closed at the Mayo Clinic and no longer has migraines.
    (More information):

  26. By Dani on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    has anyone considered chiropractic care for percy?? I work at a wonderful chiropractic clinic with 4 docs, 2 massage therapist and a full rehab department and we have been hugely sucessful with treating headaches and migraines…someone send him to his local chiropractor for a treatment plan…it is natural and no side affects that the drugs have that can affect him as a person and an athlete!

  27. By Mark on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    “Arnold-Chiari malformation, or often simply Chiari malformation, is a malformation of the brain. It consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull), sometimes causing hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow [1]. The cerebrospinal fluid outflow is caused by phase difference in outflow and influx of blood in the vasculature of the brain. It can cause headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis.”
    Chiari malformation: Symptoms”. Mayo Clinic. November 13, 2008

    A long shot especially considering he has allready been to the Mayo Clinic. Hope all turns out well for him.

  28. By Susan on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Percy, I hope you get a chance to read these blogs, because there are some really great ideas in here, even though some may seem a little unconventional to you. You’ve probably seen lots of doctors in your life about your problem, but DON’T GIVE UP … keep going until you find the one you helps you the most to keep your migraines at bay and, hopefully, rid you of them forever. You have an exciting season ahead with the Vikings, and I’m sure your career will be long and rewarding, if your healthcare providers can pinpoint the cause or source of your debilitating headaches. We will be thinking of you and praying that you feel better soon. And we hope you have a record-breaking year with the Vikings and end up with a big fat ring in February that says, “World Champions, Super Bowl XLV”! Take care, Percy! Go, Vikings!!

  29. By Brent W Wright on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    I know a few people that suffer from the same thing. I guess it isn’t really treatable. Percy get healthy man. We want you to play but better yet we want you to be healthy for your self as well. Make sure your hydrated at all times. Also maybe get a diabetes check. I’m hypoglosemic and when my sugar level is real low I get the worst migranes that will last for days at times.

  30. By Jim Pitrak on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    If any Vikings personel read this, please forward to someone that can use this information…I am a Bears fan, but I am a much bigger fan of helping people who are suffering and simply need to meet the right people to get some help…
    I am writing, because I share the same issues with migraines that Percy Harvin is currently experiencing, and I want to get him in contact with the only doctor that was able to help me, after suffering for 11 years, without relief. The sooner he meets with this doctor the better, I am not friends with nor am I related to Dr. Robert Wright, at RUSH Hospital in Chicago, IL, I just wanted to recommend him, because I lost years of my life to blindness, vertigo, vomiting and pain, from migraine headaches and Dr. Wright solved the problem and I have my life back. I do not wish what I suffered thru on anyone, but especially a young person. I have attached a link to Dr. Wright’s contact info at RUSH and I will be praying for Percy. If someone wishes to ask me more feel free email me, I will provide my full contact info if someone emails me from the Vikings, so we can get this young man some relief, and he can enjoy his life.

    Dr. Robert B Wright
    1725 W. Harrison St.
    Suite 1106
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Phone: (312) 942-5936
    Fax: (312) 942-2380!&pict_id=0002590

  31. By Jim Pitrak on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    The link was broken to Dr Wright in my earlier post, hopefully this works. if not copy and paste it, he is a true genius, I just hate to hear someone suffering like that!!&pict_id=0002590

  32. By michaela on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a vikings fan in chicago and I also suffer from bad migraines. I don’t know what to suggest to you Percy , but I wil pray for you to recover fast and follow your dreams in life and footbal. Vikings they need you and we, the fans, love you. Get well soon.

  33. By JLGOVIKES on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Percy, I am a Florida EMT and a Reiki Master Practitioner. I can tell you how to stop most migraines dead in their tracks. They seem alive like a volcano trying to erupt through the top of your head. If you put a cold pack on your neck this will slow the blood to the brain. At the same time put a hot pack on your forehead this will confuse the nervous system. Advil can be used as well to speed the process up. I agree that the atlas-c1 & c2 vertebrae can cause the migraines, but I will assume you have forward enough thinking Doctors’ that a chiropractor as already been used. MSG was the cause of some of my Migraines. If you try this and it works let me know. I can also help you at no charge to try and stop them from starting at all. Best of luck this year #4 needs you. JLGOVIKES

  34. By Mark on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Percy. I’m praying for you and hope you and the mayo clinic team can find a solution to your migranes. I’ve also suffered and suffer from migranes for over ten years now.
    Every noise, light, movement, anything is living nightmare. I used to just try to squeeze my head in my hands and try not to vomit. As that makes it pound even worse., I’ve even asked friends to knock me out as it would be better than the pain i was experiencing. It gives you weird thoughts as well. The best way to describe it is that instead off having a part of your body that hurts or throbs, your body and head especially become the pain and you are the litttle tiny spot on your head that used to throb now surrounded by only pain. Make sense? What helped me was imiterex or midrin. Within ten minutes Imiterex took my migranes that would last up to three to four days and erase them to just a dull headache. Way way better. If you haven’t already tried these, i suggest it. The mayo clinic should be able to figure this out. Good Luck, you Brett and A.P. are my three favorite players. I’m just two weeks younger than Favre and have followed him his whole carreer and been a Vikings fan since i was a tot when Tarkenton played in the seventies with Amrad Rashad. This is the super bowl destiny year. Vikings 50th year. Percy’s migranes cured. Favre and team ride off on white horses into the sunset. Have a great fun year and please get well soon.
    My brother from another,
    Mark Owens

  35. By Douglas Chang on Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    Preventing migraines naturally —

    Butterbur (Petadolex) can both prevent and eliminate migraines. Taking 75 mg 3 times a day for 1 month and then 1 capsule twice a day acts to prevent migraines. The herb feverfew is also regarded to have some efficacy in preventing migraines.

    Commonly prescribed vitamins that act to prevent migraines are listed below:

    300-400 mg of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) in the morning. This has been shown in placebo controlled studies to decrease migraine frequency by 67% after 6 weeks.

    200 mg of magnesium taken at night (magnesium should be taken in conjunction with calcium, one part magnesium per two parts calcium — for example, 200 mg magnesium with 400 mg calcium).

    The most common food triggers for an migraine attacks are chocolate, cheese, peanuts, coffee, corn, wheat and citrus fruits. These foods should be eliminated from the diet and then reintroduced, one food item at a time, to determine migraine triggers.

  36. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    It surprises me how many people think that they have the solution, or even that Percy or any of his doctors are reading these blogs looking for ideas to treat him.

    Let’s not forget that Percy is not being treated in someone’s basement. He’s being treated by professionals in Minnesota, home of the world renowned Mayo Clinic. The best of the best are making every attempt to cure the issue.

    We all want him to be as healthy as possible for the season to help us make a trip to the Superbowl. So in the meantime, our efforts should be spent simply sending our prayers and good wishes Percy’s way.

  37. By JLGOVIKES on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    MR PurplePeopleEater
    Have you ever had a migraine ?
    The “many People ” that think they have the solution are only trying to help this young man. We are not sure of the treatments he has received and are only trying to help. Not every DR knows every treatment for every symptom. I hope that the advice I gave will be used by more then just Percy. If anyone with a migraine experiences relief then my post was worth my time. As for Percy I wish him and SEND him a full recovery.

  38. By Tim W on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe Percy should go to T. Owen’s neurologist. Why?? She had helped TO in that he says he hasn’t gotten a migraine in 8 years. Not all neurologists and specialists are created equal. The reason I say this is because I have epilepsy. I saw a lot of neurologists but with no success. They had no idea what was causing my seizures. But out of blue I found out from a couple of doctors and went to a hospital where I live that was one of the two hospitals in the country that were reputed to be experts in this sort of thing (actually knew what they were doing). It took them less than a day to figure out what was wrong. I no longer have any seizures. And I am talking 10 years after I saw them. What is interesting about my experience is that the hospital is in St. Paul (United Hospital). All I am saying is that I hope he finds the person or persons that can help him out. God bless you and get well Percy.

  39. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    JLGOVIKES – to my knowledge I haven’t had a migraine. But I have had seizures. I saw numerous small town doctors about it and they couldn’t even convince me that they had an idea of what the problem could be. After 7 years I finally went to the Mayo Clinic about it and was successfully diagnosed and treated in the first week.

    The point I am making is that many educated Doctors are unable to come to a correct diagnosis even after expensive testing, and so nobody in their right mind would take medical advice from a random football fan over the internet.

    If these random fans were truly trying to give advice to anybody who needs it then they wouldn’t all phrase their messages in a context such that they are addressing Percy Harvin (or any other individual person) directly.

  40. By lefy on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    There are no two migraines alike. Since when all of these fans turn into Dr Laura? Come on guys it will take time to find out what works on him believe me he will have an unbelievable season in 2010, I went back to Africa to get my migraine cured that thing is not a joke, We pray for you dont give up

  41. By Marilyn Barry on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    The Upledger Institute in Palm Beach helps large numbers of people with migraines and has been doing so for years. This institute is very close to your training camp and they have practictioners throughout the US. They have numerous modalities that deal with this issue. Dr John Upledger and other renown Physicians work there.

  42. By LUDINGTONVIKING on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    i have known people that have had relief from migraines by using high quality (not a “MART” brand) feverfew, this is a natural remedy and can be taken with most prescriptions.. it needs to be taken daily as it will build up in your system. also a visit to an allergists might help.

  43. By Jim Lockhart on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Have Percy try Feverfew. It`s an herb. I had migraine`s too the point I wanted too commit suicide. I have never had ! since

  44. By optimisticskeptic on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    wow, who new there were so many doctors who frequent this website. lol. my wife used to get migranes before she had kids. pregnancy cleared it right up. maybe percy can try that?

  45. By LUDINGTONVIKING on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    TO ALL THE SKEPTICS…there is no teacher like experience

  46. By Robert on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    I have had migranes most of my 68yrs. Tried all the Meds Doc gave me…to no avail. I finally started studying what I had done prior to an onset. I found foods were the culprit…not directly but the combination in which I ate; peanuts–if I ate them on an empty stomach I’d get a “3 dayer”..but if I ate them on a fuller stomach I would avoid the migraine….but “I” had to do this, keeping track of what I may have eaten the day before.
    Thanks for hearing me out.

  47. By Sue B on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Not a migraine suffered anymore…10 years clear. Had 3-4 each week…inducing vomiting was only bit of relief until I learned the following: Type A blood people suffer from congestion problems….drink lemon water each morning…eliminate bananas, oranges/juice, and some dairy. Read it in Dr. Peter D’adamo’s book. PLEASE, get Percy help. I wouldn’t wish migraines on my worst enemy. They are debilitating and Percy is too young and talented to suffer any longer!!! The Vikes entire organization and fan base deserves this.

  48. By hank on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    hope you get well and the doctors can figure out how to help you i can’t imagine the pain and suffering you are going through… of health

  49. By Glenda Stefanini on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    w/regards to Harvin’s migraines. We treat migraines daily here in the clinic and have had huge success w/patients who have had migraines for many years. We offer acupuncture, chinese herbs, and medical massage. Harvin DOES NOT have to continue to suffer from these headaches…. We can help! The clinic website is Please let us help Harvin become pain free. Thanks.

  50. By DAM on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Stromgly recommend that Mr. Harvin obtain the book “The Migraine Brain” by Dr. Carolyn Bernstein, M.D.and contact this Doctor. A migraine is not just a headache … it is a complex neurological disease that affects your central nervous system … the headache is simply one symptom. As a “migraine attack” sufferer, I can declare that Dr. Bernstein is right-on. God speed … and get this book.

  51. By jason Beard on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    I understand that the Mayo clinic has or had a program in place to treat migranes , and i would not challenge the wisdom of the doctors there, but I have read about (I believe) clinical trials in switzerland using an LSD compound, non-hallucengenic, that has a very high rate of success and minimal side effects treating migranes,I realize US drug laws may prevent that method of treatment,but if the information is accurate and usefull maybe someon can benifit.

  52. By John A on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Bright lights can trigger migraines, so why not fit Percy with some tinted polarized contact lenses. This could help reduce the onset of an an attack.

  53. By Rich Morgenstern on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Percy, Having personally suffered from migranes from the 5th grade my heart goes out to you. On my 30th Birthday I found my big (but not only) trigger: Chocolate. Being a foodie it was a deep loss for me (haven’t had any in 20 years) but it out weighed the pain and suffering and being incapacitataed for 2-3 days. I still get them though not a often and they are now devoid of the pain and everything that goes with them. Now it’s just classic symptome; Loss of vision, a little dizziness etc. Lasts for about a half hour and that’s it. As soon as I get one I go for a walk until it’s over. I inherited this as it’s part of the family trait. My daughter gets one once in a while too. There is no overall cure> Some Medications do the trick and I’ve heard of an abundance of remedies but that’s and individual cure and changes from person to person. It’s all about just trying to keep the occurrences to a minimum. Food is a biggie. No More chick peas for me. Be careful of Caffeine too. It could be dairy. I’m sure you’ve heard this all from your doctors but I’m just passing my experiences along. Stay well

    Your Fan from New York

  54. By Adi on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    I just wanted to wish Percy a speedy recovery. Hope the doctors will find a cure for him soon.

  55. By Summer on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    I’m wondering if anyone has thought about anxiety causing these migranes. We seem to hear about them when big events are on the horizon- the start of the season, a big game, a press conference (as it was yesterday). Perhaps it has something to do with worry/anxiety/stress about upcoming situations.

  56. By bigmike on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Percy, we love you man, do what you have to do to get back on that field.
    I have had migraines for 20 years and have been told try a million different remedies and been to doctors a bunch of times an I still get em. The only thing that has ever put a dent is pure O2 oxygen when the headaches come on. Often people look at eating nuts, cheese, soy, MSG, etc.. Most of my headaches are caused by weather and atmospheric pressure, I can do bread and water and a high pressure system moves in and boom! I’m out.
    I feel for you man, I hope you find something that works for you because every headache is different.

  57. By Seoulman on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    I suffered the worst migraine attack last year and was off of work for 8 days. Vomitting, nausea, etc. Doctors thought it was a brain aneurysm. I agree with all those who have suggested accupuncture, naturalpath, and full investigations into other issues such as tumours, optometry, etc. Rule out all possible issues and then try to get to the source. One of the worst things is the not knowing and the frustration. No matter what, I wish this young man a full recovery. Get well, Percy!

  58. By Katie on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    You will be in my prayers Percy. Migrains run in my family, I know how scary they can be. Take good care of yourself and get lots of rest ♥

  59. By vikings012 on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Get well soon Percy

  60. By Ed -Southern Miss Grad on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Is any effort being ready to get WEBB on the field in case Percy is limated? He would be a awsome TALL target for Brett. Dont just let him melt away a season on the sidelines. Also get TJACk on the field for at least some situational downs so Brett wont be pulverized by season’s end!!!!!!

  61. By Roberta Stafford on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Percy- we are ALL with you. Take good care of yourself and know you are loved.

  62. By JEFF on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Acupuncture !!!!!!!! I have taking my daughter for treatment when she was too sick to drive and watched her symptoms go away halfway through the treatments!!! Also she has stopped eating chocolate and no more caffeine .

  63. By Robyn Pollard on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    I pray someone psses this on to Percy’s docs.
    It really works.
    My daughter has had severe intractable migraines for over 2 years. Her Neurologist, Dr Frank from CHKD in Norfolk, VA and one of the lead doctors in migraines, diagnosed her in the top 1% of most difficult to treat migraine sufferers. When she was first diagnosed she was taking 11 medications. We went through at least 12 migraine relief meds such as, Imitrex, Midrin, Relpax, Maxalt and others along with the preventative meds like Topomax, B12, Amatriptylin, Sertriline,and others. We even have a prescription for Toridol and Compazine, rescue meds to use at home, because we had to go to the ER so frequently.
    In October of 09, after my daughter had missed all of school that month due to a migraine, a friend at work told me about Neurofeedback. It teaches the brain to rewire itself and not go into a migraine. We talked to her doc and he said to definitely try it.
    My daughter has been going to neurofeedback since Nov 2009. She is now on 1 preventative medication, Calan, and has Axert if she gets a migraine. It has been a true Godsend. She was able to graduate high school and now attends a local community college so she can continue with Neurofeedback.
    My daughter’s triggers are food allergies, she was tested and knows what to stay away from, anxiety, stress, weather changes, hormones and her physical design in her neck and shoulders.(Hence accupuncture and chiropractic care which also help.)
    Nerufeedback has allowed my daughter to live an almost normal life.
    The Neurofeedback should eventually stop the majority of her migraines. We are anxiously awaiting that day.

  64. By Drew on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply


    I think I can help you. I am a doctor in Hoboken, NJ. I have been working extensive hours practicing a new manual technique in helping people with severe migranes and have seen great success with my patients who suffer from them chronically. Contact me via email if you are interested.

  65. By Mark Detert on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Topamax was my miracle drug too. I have also suffered since my early youth from migraines. Now in my late 40’s about 5 yrs ago my Dr. started me on a low dosage of Topamax 25mg. I have had a 90% decrease in migraines yearly and reduced the need to take Imitex nasal injections to remediate the migraine. I still have troubles with strobe lights, but can avoid the lights. The humidity and barometric pressure changes don’t hit me as bad anymore. Good Luck Percy, migraine suffers do not need to suffer in silence any longer.

  66. By Don Burkholder on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    By Don Burkholder on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    My son had migraines so bad I don’t think he cared if he lived or died. It was back in high school, I believe it was from getting his head twisted in the pile after a tackle. He was given medication that didn’t really help, a CT scan that didn’t show anything, but still cost a bunch. We finally took him to our local chiropractor, where he was able to adjust his spine in his head. It took care of his migraines almost immediately. I can’t say this is mr. harvin’s problem. But it was twenty years ago, and I thank God for my son and my 4 grandkids.

  67. By MonKy on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    come on i need you out there your my fav player

  68. By Laurie Becker on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    Percy, you’re in our prayers for a speedy recovery.

  69. By GERALD ACKERMAN on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply



  70. By Edna lawrence on Aug 20, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a holistic health educator and coach and I teach people how to create health from within. There’s an innate power within each one of us that can regulate, balance, and heal our body – without medications of any kind. This power is more effective than any doctor or medication that has ever existed.

    I would love to share with Percy my knowledge and personal experience of how I regained my health after suffering from chronic disease for nearly 20 years, and lost more than 60 pounds naturally, safely, and permanently – without medication. Today, at the young age of 66, I feel better than I did when I was in my 20s. And now I teach others how to do the same – regardless of their age or health condition.

    I know exactly what steps Percy can take to not only stop the migraines, but also how he can create whole body health. Medication, and vitamin & minerals supplements are not the answer.

  71. By Trevor on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    Although you are getting a ton of comments, i thought I would throw mine in too. I have had Migraines since i was 4 as well. I tried all of the prescriptions which helped. NUCCA chiropractic was the only thing that really helped me about 2 years ago. At least one comment mentioned this method of adjusting the atlas bone. It took about a month before I really saw results but it cut my headaches down by about 95%. I hope he can get this under control.
    Nobody should have to endure this kind of pain!

  72. By Edna lawrence on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Percy will seek help outside of mainstream medicine to address the health of his entire body. His migraines are the manifestation of deeper health prombems that medication can’t solve.

    Only the innate power within can heal the body. However, it needs to be activated and in my Free Health Report, I teach people how to do just that. It can be downloaded at: I will also be teaching a free teleseminar in October entitled: Insider Secrets to Vibrant Health and Longevity: How to Skyrocket Your health, Feel Great, and Lose Weight Naturally, Safely, and permanently – Without Medication. If you’re interested, email me

  73. By Aaron on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sure the common idiot on here knows better than the specialists at the Mayo Clinic. I love the Vikes and love the fans. But this problem is above all of our paygrades kids. I’m sure everything that can be done for Percy is being done. Enough stupid suggestions already.

  74. By Hjalmer on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    There is an herb that works like a miracle for migraine headaches. I don’t think it is a banned substance. It is called valerian root. I have used it because of some major accident trauma and a major operation to my right middle ear. It works well for me and has no side affects. I wrote a comment another day but don’t know if it went through because I did not see it here. This is the website again for the brand that I buy. I don’t have anything to do with the website or any profit from sales, just trying to help.

  75. By brad on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    I heard that migraines can be caused by tumors. I also heard that harvin should go see an eye doctor as well to see if it is something to do with his eyes that could be triggering his attacks.

  76. By august on Aug 23, 2010 | Reply

    Migraines, pinched nerves, neck and shoulder pain, high blood pressure and hypertension- Is it any surprise that thousands of New Yorkers suffer from one or more of these symptoms? Even less surprising is that few of the busiest people in America’s busiest city know that a simple, non-invasive solution could change their lives.

    Like the mythical Atlas, balancing the world on his shoulders, our 2-ounce C-1 vertebrae, or atlas bone supports the entire human head which can weigh 9 to 17 pounds.The atlas is located directly under the head, connecting the head to the rest of the spine.

    The atlas supports the weight of the head most efficiently in the orthogonal, or neutral position. Atlas orthogonal is an engineering term referring to the position of the atlas being 90 degrees to the head and neck.

    So what could this mean to you? A few degrees of misalignment of the atlas could be the cause of a host of problems. If you suffer chronic back, neck or shoulder pain or if you’ve been involved in a recent car accident or sports injury, a misaligned atlas is not likely to show up in most medical tests. The only way to know for sure is to have an evaluation with Dr. Patrick Kerr.

    Dr. Kerr takes all x-rays himself and the treatment is non-invasive and completely painless.

  77. By august on Aug 23, 2010 | Reply

    chiropractic realignment


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