How often are you taking over the counter medications? a lot of the problem you are having may be rebound headaches...headaches that are caused by medication such as OTC's.
Are you seeing a doctor? Is is a neurologist or headache specialist and what type(s) of medication are you taking to prevent headaches and then treat them when you do have them?
Fill me in on a few details so I can help you...
Have you seen a neurologist for these headaches? I'm surprised they haven't tried any daily meds for you. There are some really good ones out there :) I too suffer from chronic daily migraines. Have for the last 20 years. Mine have recently increased in intensity so I'm now back with the neurologist running thru tests, etc. trying to figure out if something has changed. I've been through a lot of meds (and finally found Topomax). You should definitely get in to see someone and insist that you find something to help with the pain. There is no sense in suffering through migraines all day every day. Be patient though, it may take time to find the right drug....it did for me...but hopefully there will be something that will work for you:)
RacerRoni Fibro - 6 yrs.
Thanks for that message...and for sharing that with us all. We appreciate it.
Question: What have you done to eliminate/reduce your migraines?
has your doctor never suggested you try Triptans, for example Naratriptan ( Amerge in U.S.A. I think )...I've had migraines since mid-eighties, at first I only had paracetamol and it didnt do a thing, I used to lie unable to even talk, just be sick, my son would bring me water that I couldnt drink. Then I was given Cafergot ( Ergotamine )...this does get rid of the pain but the new doctor I saw when I moved just nagged me about how dangerous it was...I didnt care as long as I got relief. Eventually he gave me Naratriptan ( Amerge? ) and I now take them almost daily, ( though sometimes with 1 or 2 weeks free ). I eventually thought it was weather changes that affected me but the doctors I saw all were non-commital, made me feel as though I was silly to suggest this. Now I'm afraid that they will stop giving me the Naramig one day as it is very expensive. I just found this site and to see the messages about weather headaches has been so amazing, I was beginning to think I was going crazy.
God Bless you All.
You can apply for SSDI (Social Security Disability). It is a little bit of a process and you will need a good doctor who is willing to back you up and can write statements saying that you are unable to work due to medical conditions etc.
I will see if I can find some websites for you to check out. I just started a new job, so if you don't hear from me soon...email me, ok?
DIXIE AND KIT...
These are some great posts! Keep them coming. I hope to be around more in the next few days!
Sara-Migraine/Headache Forum Moderator
And thank you for your wonderful posts.
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