Hi, my name is Tracey and I am a Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache sufferer. I am pretty much at my wits end. I started getting daily headaches when I was about
15 yrs old and started getting migraines at about
17 yrs. I have tried almost everything and have seen numerous neurologists.
I have had ergotamine infusions over a 3 day period and also lignocaine (can't spell) infusions.
I have seen chiro's, physio's, tried accupucture and massage. Nothing works. Since I was 15, I have had the last 15 yrs in constant pain. It never leaves me. I go to sleep with headaches and wake up to them. Sometimes I wake up and they are not that bad but as the day goes on they get worse. I need to take pain meds almost every day and sometimes need to go to the Dr to get a pethidine shot. That is every 6-8 weeks.
I have 6 herniated disc's throughout my spine. C3/4 is affected. T11/12 and L1 plus my L4/5 and L5/SI is affected. I also have degenerated disc in those affected. When I get a bad headache and migraine my neck aches profusely. I also get nauseous, slurr my speech sometimes, can get a weak feeling in one side of my face. My teeth can ache, my ear can sometimes ache. It has gotten to the stage that when I am in chronic pain and I am driving I reaaly would care if a car hit me. I can't imagine what it is like to live without pain but would love to know what it is like.
I'm sure you all know how I feel but everything sometimes feels so hopeless. I am currently on Zomig which I don't think really makes a difference.
Please give me ideas. I also know that I can sometimes clench my teeth.