Best way to stop an chronic migraine of 1 month

We work with a neurologist HAve tried sumtruptan, zomig, Frova, maxalt Take Topomax as a preventative Don’t eat whet, sugar, sweetener, chocolate, dairy, eggs, alcohol ER korec and toradol didn’t work Living in the dark for 2 weeks. Don’t know why else to do NEuro said try ER again and if that doesn’t work she will start prednisone Help!


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  • Deb
    12 months ago

    Hi, Soph512. I also have chronic migraine and experience migraines for weeks at a time. Usually Ketorolac (which hasn’t worked this time for you) rescues me, but not always. Is your neuroligist a headache specialist? If not, I hope you will get one. Also I’m wondering if you have had a recent complete neurological work up and scans to be sure you are not dealing with something new. If not, you may want to consider. Best wishes to getting out of pain soon.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi soph512,

    Thank you for your question. I wish I had a quick answer for you, but this is something many of us wrestle with. We really don’t like to see migraine pain last longer than 72 hours as it can increase our risk of a condition called status migrainous and/or stroke. You can read about this here; https://migraine.com/blog/what-is-emergency/.

    How about a regular sleep schedule and staying hydrated? These are both important for people with migraine disease. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is essential to help keep our migraine attacks at bay. These articles has tips and tricks on how to get a good night sleep;
    https://migraine.com/?s=sleep+tips&submit=Go.

    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Nancy

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