hi, everyone! i also had daily migraines for 8 years. i've finally found a way to break the cycle(thank God). I had done every thing that everyone else has tried. painkillers(fiornal, which almost killed me by the way, watch out with that drug. vicodin. advil, tylenol, exedrin,etc.) i also tried at least 11 preventitives. none of them worked until, and no one wants to hear this, i know that i didn't, until i stopped all the overuse of every pain killer. even the otc's, and even the triptans(which i forgot to mention that i also took and still take.)
let me tell you how i did it. it's no great story of how i heroically stopped everything. i had tried many times, but it was impossible. it all came to a head when my mom unexpectadly passed away. i couldn't deal. i was an emotional wreck, i couldn't sleep, i had constant migraines. i took way too much of everything including fiorinal or fioricet i don't even remember! anyhow, i abrutly stopped taking it, and a day later i had two seizures and was hospitalized. they started me on dilantin, which was eventually changed to neurontin by my neurologist.
this experience turned my life around. i thought that i was very close to death, so i stopped all of the nonsence with the fiorinal and everything else. i knew that my mom wanted me to live. i just took the neurontin and if necessary a maxalt every once in a while. within a week or two i noticed that the headaches where subsiding. i don't know if it's the neurontin, or stopping all the pain killers, maybe even a combination of the two, but i have my life back. these events happened in April of this year. Thank God, i'm still pretty much headache free except for a couple of times per month. compared to the excruciating daily migraine, this is heaven! good luck, every one out there ! dreaming out loud