I am an 18 year old female in my sophomore year at college. I am in good physical condition-I work out three times a week on average, eat well, take vitamins and probiotics, etc. Essentially, I take care of myself. I do not have high blood pressure or even a history of it in my family. My only medical condition is Raynaud's, which I've had for as long as I can remember.
I've always been headache prone, but in the past six months they've gotten progressively worse every single day. At first I was ruling it off, saying I was dehydrated or tired or needed to eat.
In the last two months, they became very severe, happening at least three or four times a week. I finally went to my doctor when they began to happen every single day, keeping me from class and making me miserable at work. I began to get nauseas with them and the symptoms were finally scary enough.
I was diagnosed with chronic severe migraines (daily) and prescribed some Maxalt, which made me feel even worse. They gave me Zomig and I went into precardiac arrest and felt much, much worse. ( I was given a shot of toradol and "watched" until my body calmed down on it's own.)
They are thoroughly stumped and I am on my way to the neurologist this week for some sort of scan. I am on Amytriptaline, which has failed to prevent anything, and I take Fioricet daily (many times 2x daily). The Fioricet is starting to be less and less effective, and I'm having more and more headaches.
The average migraine starts with sparkly lights, then dizziness, then severe pain that builds very quickly, making me nearly faint, usually vomit, with intense photo-sensitivity and like-wise for response to noises. It hurts everywhere-my neck, my entire head, my sinuses, my jaw, my temples, behind my eyes. Sometimes it is one sided, sometimes it is not. I feel like I'm losing control of my life because of these stupid headaches.
Does this sound even remotely similar to anything you all have gone through?
Post Edited (charlottemae) : 11/3/2014 6:18:26 PM (GMT-7)