I suffer with many different types of migraines:chronic migraines, hemicrania continua, tension migraines, transformed (my neurologist threw that in) and the latest vestibular migraine. I have tried numbers preventatives but can’t tolerate side effects to most of them. When I wake with a killer one Relpax doesn’t complete the job and need a pain killer and even muscle relaxant. I went through a lot of health issues this winter and was on steroids for about 3 months because of steroid withdrawal symptoms. I also suffered debilitating migraines as a side effect of the steroids.
About 2 years ago I went to the Jefferson headache clinic and given my history and treatment attempts they wanted to admit me and do the lidocaine drip. I scheduled it and then cancelled because I was afraid and wanted to give preventives another attempt. Same story. Still unable to successfully tolerate one. Lately my vestibular migraine has set off some pretty awful Motion disturbances. I also have a creepy crawly feeling in the right side of head, temple, spreading to eye and cheek. I was told this is neuralgia. I have it all the time. Ativan or a Muscle relaxant like soma will calm it down a bit. The back of my neck, traps down my back are so tense and tight. I also get cervical Migraines and hav some disc issues. I’ve had nerve blocks and even a nerve ablation last year.
Yesterday I went for trigger point injections to try to break the spasm and will hopefully be able to start PT soon. I’m see my neuro Tomorrow and will discuss possible going back to the headache center in Philly. Eve though I don’t abuse meds Jefferson told me I probably have rebound as well. That was 2 years ago and I would have to be off Ativan while in Patient. I suffer anxiety and depression and it is the only medication that I can take. J have been in a small dose for about 20 years since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia to help me rest and sleep. From .5 mg I now take 1 mg bedtime and my psychiatrist wants me to take another .5 during the day. I was told I would not be able to take them. I’m at a point that I don’t function very well and am plagued by migraines of one type or another every day. I am considering going back to Jefferson but I know they will want to do the lidocaine infusion and am afraid of side effects and even it not helping me.