Posted 10/16/2011 5:19 AM (GMT -7)
Almost 8 years ago I got a migraine, it was the first migraine I had ever had, and it was quite bad, blurry vision, vomitting, weak to walk, all the typical signs of a migraine.
Ever since that day I have had a haedache every single day. I wake with it, and go to sleep with it, it has been with me everyday since.
Over the years I have tried so many drugs, seen 3 different neurologists, had CT scans, had MRI, full body xray, been hospitalized for 9 days.
The best I have ever reached is stopping the frequency I get migraines.
Basically there is two sides to the pain, just a general headache (the persistant part) which means the only way I can function day to day tasks is to use Endep and Nurofen plus. I have reached about 20 tablets a day which seems to be enough to allow me to work and function. I get regular blood test to check organs function and prevent the NP hurting my body any further.
Then there is the Migraine part. Pain starts 99% of the time right behind the left eye socket and from there is gets worse until I start to vomit and get all the migraine. First signs are the pain in the left eye socket which then makes vision go blurry.
Reason I am wriitng here today is to see if there is any other ideas out there that can help me to manage, and even get rid of it. (highly unlikely I know)
Things I have tried medicine based.
Fully body X - Ray
There is a few more, but it escapes me now.
The hospital result ended with the Neurologist throwing his hands in the air and saying he had no idea and sent me home with out any help. I was on a cocktail of drugs through IV and one of them had a side effect of insomnia which I was given a drug to help me sleep while in hospital, when he discharged me I was dizzy and could only walk a few metres and I was also awake for 92 hours straight.
I ended with writing a complaint about this so called doctor.
I have dried different diets, only drinking water all sorts of things. NOthing really seems to make a difference.
If I am tired they seem to get worse, which can be hard as I have a child with Servere Cerebral Palsy and some days are bad for him, which in turns effects me, but hey that is life.
I was wondering if any one had any ideas at all to help?
I was also if anyone had and ideas how to deal with chronic pain as it does effect the way I walk to people. On bad days I tend to snap at people, something I don't mean too, I find it really hard, it's just the pain that does it.
SO I am open to any suggestions, doctors are at a loss, and I need ideas to put to them.
I seem to get a tolorance to drugs as well, then they stop working so well, just adds to the issue.
I don't drink tea or coffee (never had) dont's do illegal drugs (just prescribed drugs) don't drink any alchohol at all either. The worst thing I eat/drink is probably some coke. I am currently on a calorie restricted diet, so anyhting I eat I count so I don't have anything in excess.
SO that is my story, after 8yrs of this I need help, somedays you feel like just giving up on the world, bu tI have a family and that isn't an option.
Please help me