24 y/o: Have tried EVERYTHING

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Konsie
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   Posted 6/17/2013 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I won't waste your time because I'm sure you've read a litany of the same mundane posts day in and day out. I am 24 years old and I suffer from migraines, or that's what my neurologist(s) like to call them.

I have tried everything: OTC analgesics, topomax, klonopin (to take the edge off), beta blockers, triptans, even botox and there's been absolutely no resolution. Is there anything I can take that helps with vascular inflammation?

Three MRIs in a span of approximately 5 years, the latest an MRA/MRI last April and a CT scan in February to no avail.

There's no pain. There's hardly ever any pain, just pressure; severe, unwavering pressure on the right side of my head, above my temple. It sometimes makes the roof of my mouth numb and my right arm hurt.

It's certainly vascular in nature: I cannot exercise, I cannot focus on my studies and I can't even engage in recreational activities.

I am applying to medical school and serve on the editorial board of our college newspaper and am finding it increasingly impossible to handle these 'pains'. It has been almost 5 years. I am not even anxious anymore, I could care less if it's a brain tumor, aneurysm, temporal arteristis, ect, I just want to get it over with. confused
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