I am at my absolute wits end with them, and everything the GP has tried me on hasn't worked
I have always suffered from migraines, and last year had my thyroid removed ( to due hyperthyroidism), and the daily headaches and migraines vanished and was only having about 1 migraine every couple of months.Brilliant.
At the start of August I had the most awful migraine that lasted 5 days, and ever since I've had had a constant one sided headache with a migraine aura, and the slightest stress or jerk, or even going in a car triggers off a migraine again. I wake up in the night the pain's so bad, and the headache is always there to varying degrees.
I've been on 4 different type of triptan medication ( all they have done is make my neck stiff, and give me insomnia!),I'm taking magnesium supplements, tried homeopathy and herbal remedies,and have now been put onto beta blockers, and anti-inflammatory painkillers.Also did a week with absolutely no tablets/painkillers, no difference.
I know there is nothing wrong with my brain, as I had an MRI scan 3 months ago to test for epilepsy ( which I still don't know if I have).
I'm going back to the GP's yet again, to get a full blood count to rule out my thyroid medication needing adjusting.
Any advice/sympathy greatly welcomed. Feel a wreck, and its really getting me down.
I rarely get migraines TBH, but for a long while I got very regular severe headaches with some vision disturbance and nausea, that I finally discovered were due to neck/upper spine problems. When I went to the chiro he asked if I'd ever been involved in a car accident it was so bad. Once I had that treated, with regular maintenance visits, and started yoga too, the headaches reduced dramatically.
I have no idea if that applies to you but it might be worth a try.
Thanks everyone. RubySlippers- Maxalt melt used to work a treat for me, but this time round it just reduces it, and I feel the pain moving to the back of my head & neck IYKWIM! Then next morning it's back again .
Ive been referred to the neurologist (again) and its a 12 week wait. *gently bangs head against wall*
Sympathies, its awful isn't it. I get them daily and mine are due to neck problems. Discovered this when I went for physio and had a screaming migraine, told physio this, she literally pulled my head off my neck and the migraine completely disappeared. Whenever I use normal pillows they reappear. I've brought one of those neck shaped pillows (got it from Ikea) and reverted back to that and its gone. Plus a good massage from my beautician last night really got the pressure points out. My neck is killing me but at least the migraine's gone.