I am a migraine sufferer for what seems forever (I am 50 now and have lived with headaches since at least the age of 12).
The headaches were few and far between, then gradually became worse, hence my life living with migraines. I lived out in Western Canada, and they had the horrible Chinook winds blowing through, and the temperature flucuations were incredible. I suffered greatly, and they knew me in ER arriving so often for my pain shots.
Back in Eastern Canada, luckily my family doc put me on Verapamil which has been reasonably successful in staving off the migraines. But still, when I get them they are doozies to say the least. You know the ones (or maybe I'm the only one) where ice packs are traded throughout the night, head clutching, pain moves from one side to the other, goes to top, back and front of face? Nothing helps, and off to the ER we go.
What I'm wondering though...is anyone living with both bipolar disorder & migraines. My pdoc says he has many of his BP patients with migraine.