I wish I could see some hope that there will be a medication out there that would work and that me and my doctor just need to keep looking. However, I have not found that to be true. I started getting migraines in 2011. By 2013, I was fired from my job bc I started having migraines more and more frequently. About 6 months ago, they started happening everyday. MRIs and CT scans all come back normal and my current neurologist (I've tried 7 others so far) isn't even looking for a solution anymore. She's only trying to treat the pain and other side effects of the migraines. This march will be the 3rd month trying the at home injections but they are aweful. They always make the migraine worse until my body chooses to let it work and then it usually takes 2-3 hours to feel relief. I've read forum after forum on here since they started and I wouldn't consider myself to be a seasoned migrainure but I really am at my wits end too. I'm on so many medications, I could start my own pharmacy. My insurance only allows 12 injections a month so I have to wait a see if the migraine is going to be really bad before I give myself a shot which adds more stress to the migraines. Do the shots get any easier to take? They hurt so bad that I get anxiety attacks when I'm getting ready to take the shots. The anxiety attacks make the migraines worse. When I'm out of them, usually within the first 2weeks after I am allowed to get refills, I have to have my mom drive me 30 minutes to the closest er.
Everyone I've talked to says I'm using my meds too much too close together...but what else am I supposed to do?...puke, cry, rock back and forth, lay in bed in agony everyday Trying to spread out the amount of medication needed to stop the migraine only to be so exhausted from one migraine that I sleep unti the next migraine hits?
Why doesn't anyone research migraines to search for a cure like they do for cancer? I'm not saying cancer doesn't deserve to be reaseserched but at least cancer eventually kills its victim. My migraines started when I was 19. I cannot spend my whole life migraine to migraine with no relief, with no progress toward an end to them. Someone please tell me there's experimental drugs or trials or treatments out there other than more and more medications piled on top of each other.