My daughter has been having migraines for over 3 weeks now. She is a senior in high school and has missed most of the past 4 weeks. She wakes up with the migraine and it usually gets a little better throughout the day. She has had several reprieves that last from 3-5 days, but then it comes back. She can't take anymore pain meds right now. The doctor is switching her from Zonisamide to Amitriptyline. She has had trigger point injections (before her longest reprieve) and has been taking a round of prednisone. She's tried a couple of triptans, but they haven't worked very well.
Last weekend she missed taking doses of the Zonisamide and prednisone (she also thinks she missed the zonisamide before the headaches all began). We are wondering if this might have triggered the headaches.
We aren't happy with her current doctor as they don't return phone calls well (I've learned to call back alot). They aren't much help when things are really bad.