I don't have migraines, but I do have chronic facial pain & am thus familiar with a lot of the treatments for migraine (as my neurologist has tried me on many of them). I don't know where you live or what you have tried, but my neurologist has mentioned admitting me to the Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute more than once. Apparently they are supposed to be a very good in-patient hospital for diagnosing and treating headache disorders. Here is their website www.mhni.com/
Have you ever tried osteopathic manipulation? An osteopath is kinda like a cross between an MD & a chiropractor. They have the knowledge and ability of an MD, yet they also do manipulations like chiropractors. However, osteopathic manipulations are much more gentle than chiropractic manipulations & in my opinion, osteopaths know much more about
your anatomy, etc. You may also have heard of crainal-sacral manipulation, it's essentially the same thing as osteopathic manipulation. I wonder if something like this might be worth trying.
You might also look into nerve stimulation. There are several of us here on HW that have neurostimulators. Most commonly they are referred to as spinal cord stimulators (SCS, for back pain), but the same device can also be used on peripheral nerves for things like limb and head pain (these are referred to as peripheral nerve stimulators, PNS). I have recently had a PNS system installed on the supraorbital & infraorbital branches of my trigeminal nerve, for chronic eye pain. It's made a huge difference in my pain, where nothing else has. I'm certainly no expert, but I do know that they are also used to treat some kinds of head pain (occipital migraines, for example). This might be something the look into/talk to your doctor about
. I was referred by my neurologist to a neurosurgeon for my device.
It's really tough when nothing helps & your family is not supportive. It is so hard for other people, who are not in chronic pain, to understand what we go through & all they ways that it affects us. Please know that we at HW are here for you. We may all have different pains, but if there is one thing that we all understand, it is pain itself, and the ways in which it affects our lives. So any time you need to vent, or just need someone to listen to you, we are here.
Hope you find some of this helpful.