I have a few questions and any answers are appreciated.
First off: I have been told many different things by many different doctors. Some say I have tension headaches. Some say I have migraines. I get 6-8 headaches per month. Within’ 15 minutes they’re intense. NSAIDs are the ONLY thing that work. Within’ 15-20 minutes I’m a whole new person. Triptans work maybe 20% of the time or just buy me time. I rarely get nauseous. I am never sensitive to light and sound.
Starting a year ago, I wake up mid-sleep with a full blast headache every few months. I had a clear MRI July 2018. I have tried avoiding NSAIDS, in all ways! Especially now that I have GERD due to it. I have done trigger point injections, massages, peppermint oil, chiropractic appointments and adjustments, heat pad (this temporarily relieves pain sometimes), ice, Gammacare machine, stim machine, drinking 3-4 water bottles a day, exercising, meditating, Triptans, Propranalol, Topamax, Aimovig (which sent me to the ER) along with stress management and food diaries. I am not so convinced these are all migraines. Perhaps I have both.
Not sure why I can’t find anything else that at least minimizes my headaches. They’ve become more severe and more quickly at times too. I’m not worried about an underlying disorder as I’ve had migraines/headaches for 18 years.
I just hate when sometimes I need 3 advil instead of 2. Or when it comes back a few days in a row. All neurologists are saying the same thing. Try Emgality, try this new preventative, some people don’t respond to Triptans Any advice would be great. Ty!