Posted 2/20/2013 11:11 AM (GMT -7)
So I have been a migraine sufferer for years now. Typical migraine for me is nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound and the obvious severe pain. I took Maltax for awhile and it worked ok but now it does not work at all. My migraines used to be fairly infrequent (maybe once a month or every couple of months).
Recently I had a migraine so bad that I almost called an ambulance. It was like I was literally being stabbed in the eye and I could not move at all (fortunately I was in the dark in my room in bed by this time) without intense pain. I could not even cry it hurt so bad. Finally it was over. I started taking Topomax to prevent migraines and it seemed to be working but my DR would only give me 1 month prescription bc he felt there might be better medication available - he agreed to the 1 month bc I did not have a drug plan and Topomax was relatively cheap compared to some of the others. Now I have run out.
Now I have had, I'm not even sure what to call it - a "mini" migraine for 5 days in a row (actually probably longer than that). I can walk and talk but my head hurts (left side which is also weird bc I think it is usually my right side though I'm not sure, I guess I should keep better track) as well as my neck and I feel like I am going to be sick. This is obviously making me irritable as well and since I'm at a new job this probably isn't a good thing.
Does anyone have any idea of what is going on? I've tried taking Advil, not working at all.
I guess I should go to the DR again but I'd really like to know what to do since it doesn't seem I'm always getting the best advice. I did read a few people suggest a referral to a neurologist - but one of my other DR's did give me an MRI and that was clear so is there anything more a neurologist can do for me?
Any advice would be appreciated. It doesn't help that the weather this year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has been so crazy and changing weather is one of my triggers...