Hi, I am Lisa. I am new here. I have suffered with migraines since my early teens(I am 41 now). I had them pretty bad when I was younger..went to a neurologist, he put me on Inderal and I had all kinds of scans, eeg's etc.
Then, they got better til I got married at 20. Then, just regular emotional/menstrual problems brought them on. I was put on Midrin then. I got through fine with that. As I got older..they became less frequent, and then, if I caught them at the beginning(I ALWAYS have the aura first...that was my signal it was coming), otc meds helped.
Well, about two weeks ago..I got a migraine..and a pulled muscle in my shoulder...and now..I have had it straight for 8 days! I have been miserable...I wake up with left sided temple/headache excrutiating pain..and nausea and vomiting.
I went to the doctor..she sent me for a ct scan. It was normal. She put me on Hydrocodone and Imitrex. I still am having problems..so she sent me back to my neurologist. I went yesterday and he did more tests, eeg...etc...and he thinks I am having a reoccurence with migraines/tension headaches and brain stem spasms. All my tests were normal. He put me on Butalbital. I haven't taken it before. I have good days and bad days..but I am still waking up with a headache...it is usually better by early afternoon...but then I feel exhausted. I am missing work, and pretty much incapacitated in the morning hours. I found this website/messageboard and it has helped me tremendously. I hope this new medicine works..but I don't want to get dependent on it. I don't want rebound headaches. He thinks it was caused by either my allergies or emotional stress..and it will work itself out. I go back in two weeks to see him. Have any of you taken this old drug, Butalbital before? I have been thinking about getting some Feverfew to take too. I heard it works pretty good in some people. I hope this gets better soon..I cannot take it much longer. It is so good to come here and read others' posts about their history with migraines. No one understands until they have suffered through it.