After several ER visits and many more neurology visits, I have been formally diagnosed with Hemiplegic Migraine. I am a 47 year-old female and haven't had any migraine in the past so this is all new for me. I have tried several treatments including: Verapamil, occipital nerve block, Topamax.
The topamax was a nightmare and I was on/off that medication very quickly due to the side effects. Verapmil was deemed not effective. We are seeing some mild results from the occipital nerve block. The next step is a CRGP shot (?) - I believe it is called Erenumab.
I am curious if anyone here is familiar with or has this type of mirgraine and may have experience with different treatments?
In addition, I am traveling for two weeks over the holiday to a warm weather destination (booked long before this all happened) and wondering if anyone has tips for traveling, specifically when dealing with hot temperatures which seem to be a trigger.
I have done quite a bit of research and seem to struggle to find anyone familiar with this specific type of migraine (Hemiplegic Migraine) so fingers crossed I will find someone here.
Thank you in advance!