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Migraine pain.

Hello from Montréal. My question is complicated. I have issues with migraines on weekends. I don't know how to prevent them. I've been taking proponol (I believe). and that doesn't seem to be working. My migraines started during Covid if that means anything. I have been prescribed Eletriptan but I end up talking 2 at a time sometimes because the pain is too much. In the past 3 weeks I've taken 7 Eletriptan tablets.

I keep a diary with my neurologist but part of me feels like this isn't going anywhere. What does the community have to say.

I'll have other questions I'm sure.

Be well.

Mike G

  1. I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing these migraine attacks. I don't know if these articles below will resonate with you, but I got "let down" headaches on the weekends. It made me think it might be similar to your experience.

    I'm sure others will join the conversation as well to share their experiences and insight, but I hope this helps in the meantime.
    Alene, moderator

    1. Thank you Alene. First step booking an appointment with an acupuncturist. Done. Now I have to ask my neurologist about endocrinology.

      Mike G

      1. that's wonderful! Let us know how it goes. I hope that you enjoy it and get positive benefits. And good luck with endocrinology. Hopefully you're able to get an appointment soon!
        Alene, moderator

      2. Wishing you the best of luck at your first acupuncture appointment! It's something I personally do weekly and get great benefit from. When is your appointment with them?

        Warmly, - Cody (Team Member)

    2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns with us. We know how debilitating living with migraine disease is. Please know we're here for you!
      The first thing that comes to mind is checking out this organization out of Canada; They seem to have good information and even a clinic locator to find a doctor who is well educated in treating migraine and headache disease. It can make a huge difference seeing a doctor who is truly knowledgeable about migraine and headache disease rather than a general neurologist.
      I'd love to hear your thoughts and I'm sending you pain free wishes, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team

      1. I have had pain on the top of my scalp and behind my left eye specifically. What could that be? Mike

        1. Hi Mike - Can you describe a bit more what this pain on the top of your head feels like? Some people living with migraine report tenderness on the top of their scalp when they experience allodynia. But I'm not sure if that's what you're going through. Here's some more info on it:

          Looking forward to hearing if this resonates with you. - Cody (Team Member)

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