I will say topomax was a ***** getting in my system one of the hardest meds for me... and like you i tried everything. honestly the uterus pull and ovaries i think did the most. you asked what you can do for your family.. my husband told me something tonight... he said stop feeling guilty about being sick. So you cant do the same things, just do what you can. I've been carrying that guilt since my first daughter was born. she is 19. It started with the migraines on occasion but after being in the persian gulf war my health spiraled out of control.
let your family love you and you love them right back ...even if you are puking, feeling like crap, if you need to be in a dark room with an ice pack and your kids want to quietly lay with you... its not the dream making memory but to them its time with mom. my kids saw me throw up so much i could read dr suess and throw up while reading and i would try to skip a page because i was in a world of hurt and they would be like... you missed a page... they didn't care that i just got ill. gross i know, but my kids are 19-18- and 16 and still talk about how i would read to them. (bad days books i had memorized) what meds are you on? and what have you tried? do you know birth control pills can cause migraines? give us your list and maybe we can find something different. also your allergies.
I am really feeling for you. have you had allergy testing done. what tests have been done i saw ct.. do you take the topomax at night that stuff made me sooo tired.
Maybe it isn't just a migraine, maybe it is a combination headache.
i am no Dr. May you find some thing that lets you rest so you can fight that turkey. you may need to shut down for three days. go to bed icepack dark room, day two massage and sleep ice pack dark room day three, same. i like quiet music to distract mefrom home noise so i don't feel like i need to get up and get stuff done.
you sound over the top exhausted. hugs