Posted 1/2/2007 10:56 PM (GMT -6)
First off I am so glad I found this board, so glad. I wanted to ask what you guys thought about this. I have several triggers for migraines, smells, chemicals, like perfumes, etc., bother me, lack of sleep, not enough sleep, stress, the time of hte month, and then of course not eating throughout the day.
I have had migraines off and on for about 12 years. I am 29 now. My mother had then, my sister has them and my nieces get them occassionally. I was on imitrex, oral, nasal and subcutaneous for awhile, that didn't work. I went to Maxalt and have been on that for awhile. I tried Topamax and it worked beautifully for me, for sometime, however, I developed a small kidney stone, the size of a pen head and now I can't take it anymore. I had such luck with it too. I have also tried depakote and another med I can't think of now, I think it starts with an A or H?
Whenever I get one, I get shoulder and neck tightening too, I also have TMJ. I am taking Ampirtryline at night, 15 mg, it makes me so groggy and tired though. I don't know what to do, I really don't. I am getting irritated. I have had a migraine the past three days off and on. I can take up to 3 maxalts in a 24 hour period and that does help sometimes.
What next? I am totally open to suggestions.