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Breaking a chronic migraine

I’ve been dealing with migraines for over 40yrs. This summer they are so much worse- starting in June, had 8-10, then July 9-12, since August I can barely get 1 day without one! Neuro gave me steroids to try and break the cycle but that didn’t work. I am taking extra magnesium. Put in another appt request with them too. Anyone have any ideas?

  1. - Thank you for letting us know what you've been up against this summer and sorry to hear how tough it's been. It sounds like you may be dealing with a stubborn intractable attack. Steroids can help - so can an injection of Toradol, and/or nerve blocks. Here's some other ideas you might consider discussing with your doctor: https://migraine.com/blog/the-ins-and-outs-of-intractable. Let us know how things continue for you. We are sending you comfort and compassion- Holly (migraine.com team).

    1. MathaK, I have had a brutal summer as well. thank you for the link.
      Jenn

      1. I am so sorry to hear you have had a difficult season as well. When this happens are you able to know and feel that this will pass? I am realizing thru these and other posts that with no break in pain, even after all of these years, I do not believe it will pass. I cannot think rationally at all. I don't believe my journal or people reminding me this will pass. Yesterday I got a break and was able to breathe and think and say to myself - Whoa this is the real you who understands what is going on (today of course I have GI upset - ugh!!!) . To cooler temps! ~Jenn

      2. I completely know what you’re talking about. Relentless and frequent pain cloud our ability to have perspective. Hard to maintain perspective when the majority of the reality is more difficult than easy. But just like you described, when the days appear or even hours within days that allow us to feel a little bit of a break, we are hopefully able to reset and replenish our reserves even just slightly to continue forth. With you in this- and being together in this challenge really helps. Warmly- Holly -migraine.com team

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