I have been treating my migraines pretty successfully over the past 1 1/2 years or so with a combination of preventative meds (Namenda, Baclofen, Verapamil), Botox injections every 3 months, and rescue meds (Naratriptan). That combination cut it down to 2, maybe 3 moderate migraines per month.
Now, for the past 2-3 weeks, I've been having migraines daily, started out very mild, and now are really starting to interfere with daily living. I am using my rescue meds, but can only do that 2 days a week. Now what?? about 3-4 weeks ago, I had blood tests done, just routine, and it showed elevated WBC count. Then 1 1/2 weeks ago, I began experiencing a new symptom--one I had never had before in my life--moderate joint pains, all over. Worst in my hands/wrists, ankles, and neck. And to a lesser degree in my hips, knees, and elbow. I am confused. Are these things related?
I have been under some additional stress lately, but really nothing super intense. And I do have other medical issues: GI problems, chronic back pain, depression and anxiety, bladder issues. I am somewhat young--just turned 36 last month. I am on lots of meds for my other medical problems, and I cannot take NSAIDS, because of an interaction with another med.
Also, i have a call in to my primary care doc, and will call my headache doc tomorrow. Just figured I would check in here and see if anyone can make heads or tails of what's happening!
Thanks for listening.