Hello Dear Headache/Migraine Buddies: I am new to this post and glad to have fumbled upon it. My migraine journey (I mean hell) began in my late teens shortly after starting birth control pills. Although I went off the pills within several months, the headaches continued. They were manageable then as I only recall having one to two per month. Unfortunately, with each decade came more headaches. The only time since my teens that I did not have headaches were during my second and third trimesters of both of my pregnancies. In my late 30's, the headaches became daily. Surely like a lot of you, I have tried every (no, I really mean EVERY) medication and alternative treatment available. None have worked for me. Five years ago, I had sinus contact point surgery. Although I knew there was only a slight possibility it may help, I thought it was worth trying. The pain was getting more severe and refractory. Unfortunately, my sinus surgery seemed to make things even worse, and I had to give up a career I truly loved. Fast forward five years later, I am worse now then ever. Almost two years ago, I saw a clip on tv about a local dr. who was successfully treating chronic migraines with nerve decompression surgery. Of course, having run out of options, I couldn't wait to see him. This HAD to be my "cure"! He felt I was a good candidate for his surgery and I was scheduled pretty quickly. If you have had it done, I hope your surgery was a success. If you haven't and are considering it, I wish you the best of luck and I caution you to talk to other patients who have had the procedure and talk to your surgeon specifically about what is going to be done. I wanted this surgery to be the answer but once again was deeply disappointed. Any of us who is in pain is desperate for relief...any relief! Although I felt my husband and I had done enough research and asked enough questions, healing from my surgery was not at all what we had expected. My chronic daily migraines (in my case constant) headaches are normally bilateral with extreme pressure behind both eyes. My surgery was successful in that it seemed to have provided relief from the pressure directly behind my eyes. However, my entire forehead area now feels like it is going to explode. I'm not sure myself which circumstance is better. They both suck! The surgeon had initially indicated there may be a chance I would need a second surgery. However, given the apparent complications and extremely long recovery I experienced, we ALL decided it is not worth the risk. Living with chronic pain is so extremely difficult particularly when it NEVER goes away. I don't know where this journey will take me next but I am desperate for some relief and just wanted to share my story. Wishing all of you a headache free tomorrow!