I am new to this site - what a blessing to have found all of you. I have had "headaches" on and off all of my life but knowing what I know now, they were never migraines. My maternal grandmother, aunt, mom and baby brother have always suffered with migraines and, to be perfectly honest, I never had a whole lot of sympathy....until......this past summer (when I was 41), I had my first true migraine. Not the throbbing pain of my other headaches but this was a severe stabbing and burning through my left eye. Nausea and vomiting. Well, since then, I am having them constantly. Am seeing a wonderful neurologist, have had CTs and and MRI - all negative. He is so awesome to work with changing meds. At first, he thought the headaches might be hormone related, so, in January, I had a complete hysterectomy. Since then, they have been much worse. Now, he truly believes they are related to the barometric pressure. The last two severe ones that I had were on days that there were tornadoes all around me here in Georgia. Now I am on Verapamil and Trileptal for preventitive. I watch the weather and the night before we are supposed to have a pressure change (either high or low), I start taking my Relpax and Prednisone and Dilaudid. He is hoping that this can keep me out of the ED (where I seem to have become a regular customer). So far, so good. We are expecting rain and storms this afternoon. Last night, I felt a small headache (and normally would not have taken anything and then woken up at a 10/10) but I did what he said and started the meds. Today, so far, I am good. Anyway, just wanted to share what I am trying so maybe it will help someone else. I also take Lortab 10/500 combined with Dilaudid if needed. Oh, the other thing that he has given me to try (but I haven't needed yet) is Lidocaine 4% nosespray. He says this helps some. You have to have it filled at a small pharmacy that can mix meds - most chains won't have this.
Thanks for all the help on your posts - I am so glad to have found you all.