My story is very involved ... but in a nutshell ... I've had one continuous, never ending and only rarely subsiding somewhat, migraine since the first week in Dec. My very FIRST migraine and the first headache of any kind in years. I THINK it was triggered by a change in cardiac medicine and my diabetes going out of control badly. Changing the meds hasn't helped nor has getting my diabetes in control.
At any rate ... high doses of ibuprofen don't work, vicodin and percocet don't work, the new one, MAXALT 10 mg, doesn't work. Well yes it did for about 3 hours. I'm on beta blockers ... and they seem to TRIGGER a migraine rather than help it.
Even if the Maxalt worked ... I couldn't afford it ... not for EVERY day. Topamax sounds scarey ... and with my history it probably wouldn't work either.
If I have to live with this blinding, excruciating pain much longer I'm going to want to kill myself.
Is it going to be this way for the rest of my LIFE???? I just want to die! I'd love to have a good cry but it makes my head hurt even more. My husband is about to lose his job because he has taken so much time off work to shuttle me to the dr. At 61 finding a new job would be basically impossible in his field and he is too young for social security for a good number of years. Medical bills are soaring and I can't afford all my meds now ... let alone if I have to add more. And I'm supposed to remain stressless???
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? Is there ANY hope? Please .... I'm really desperate!