I have a headache literally every day. IDK when the pain went from infrequent to daily, but I think I've been having migraines for at least 10 years.
At some point, it definitely changed from episodic to chronic. But my chronic means I literally have head pain from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. The pain is usually a tension-type pressure in my forehead or the top of my head, and the pain is generally on the mild and manageable side. But I'll have days and weeks where the pain is more intense. And I'll also have actual migraine pain, too, with the sound and light sensitivity, at least 4 times a month.
I just usually read about chronic migraine as being migraine pain itself. Anyone else dealing with this mild but daily kind of pain that sometimes spikes into migraine pain? What do you do to deal with it? I've had the three rounds of botox - it literally didn't affect me in any way. I've had the three rounds of aimovig - also no effect whatsoever, except for constipation and stomach pain. The only thing that ever really works is the abortive medicines - sumatriptan, ubrelvy, and reyvow - which I only take when I'm having a bad migraine, and I need to be doing something (because I don't want to be taking these medicines every single day). But those two take about an hour to two hours to kick in and don't always last longer than 2-3 hours. And they don't completely get rid of the pain. They just transform the sharp migraine pain into a more manageable tension-type pain.
Any thoughts, advice, and especially letting me know I'm not alone would be greatly appreciated!