Posted 7/11/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -7)
Hi I am a 27yr old SAHM. I was diagnosed with migraines in 2005,I was given fioricet for the pain and it seemed to help. For the next couple of years I was only getting 2-3 headaches a month. When I became pregnant with my 3rd child, my migraines became more frequent, which I assumed was hormones and would go away after delivery. Things didn't get better, I delivered my baby in July 2008, by then I was having 2 migraines a week. Fioricet would work sometimes and sometimes it wouldn't. In March 2009, I became really sick, I was convinced I had the flu. I had a severe migraine, nausea, aches, and chlls. After a week of this I went to the doctor, was given antibiotics and sent home, a week later everything was gone but the headache. And now 4 months later I still have the headache!!!
My family doctor tried putting me on antibiotics for a month because he thought it was sinus related. He sent me to an ENT, who said it had nothing to do with that. So he sent me to a neurologist, who sent me for an MRI/MRA and of course that was fine. I have been put on a no preservative, no caffeine, no nothing diet(didn't help)! Right now I am on Magnesium, Prodrin, Topamax, for headaches. I also take cymbalta for PPD and I have to take Zofran twice daily for nausea!! I don't know how much more I can handle! I know it hasn't been going on as long as some of you, but I am starting to feel like my doctors look at me like I am crazy!! I was put on the Topomax and told to come back in two months! It hasnt helped, why do I have to wait two months?? does anyone have any advice or encouragement?? It's so hard dealing with everyday pain, especially with 3 kids to take care of and I suffer from PPD. Also along with the headaches and nausea, I get dizzy, I can't sleep, hot, shakey. I am told to eat and rest more but I cant sleep and i am too sick to my stomach to eat!! Help, I feel like there is no relief in sight!!!