I have dealt with migraines on and off for the last 10+ years. 2 years ago I woke with one that has lasted everyday since..until I had my first set of Botox injections end of April of this year. During that time, she has prescribed many preventative medications, but very few (2) abortive medications.I started to get daily migraine about 2 weeks ago again. I understand taking preventative medications, but what about breaking the migraine cycle that I get? Or the migraine that is so severe that it basically disables me from doing anything. Why would my neurologist be so reluctant to prescribe an abortive medication? I originally was on Fioricet which she eventually told me to stop taking as it would cause rebound headaches, that is all well and good..I stopped taking that. I then had a Oxycodone prescription from a surgery. That did more for my migraine pain than it did for the pain I had for the surgery. Obviously I cannot take a narcotic forever so, that leaves me with nothing. No OTC works, I have tried Magnesium, increasing my VIT D levels (was low), ice, rest, increasing my fluid intake, changing my diet to eat better, chiropractor, had my vision checked, MRI, CAT scan, x-ray, checked for allergies, I get enough sleep, taken caffeine pills, coffee..the list goes on...so considering all of this why would she be so reluctant to prescribe anything considering that I have tried all of the above. (she just put me on another preventative today)
Thanks for any information and help.