Chronic Migraine?

“Alright so you have Chronic Migraines. Now how long have you had this last migraine?” “Everyday.” “You mean everyday for the past week or two weeks?” “No, I mean like everyday, 24/7 for almost the past 3 years.” Cue the dubious look and quiet, “Alright.” and you are in every doctor appointment with me. Now don’t get me wrong what I am describing is a Chronic Migraine. I mean I am having migraines for more than 15 days, but it’s just when you start saying you have a migraine/ headaches everyday that’s when things start sounding a little far-fetched.

It gets to the point where I feel unsure saying I have Chronic Migraines because I feel like there’s a certain criteria that I need to fit in. But if you look at the definition I definitely fit in it, but just saying the word “everyday” creates this sort of confusion like, “That’s a thing that can happen?” Yeah I had someone say that to me. The joys of having migraines everyday. I just wish there was a better word to describe what my migraines are because just saying I have Chronic Migraines or Chronic Daily Migraines does not get the point across.

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  • Luke
    3 years ago

    hey men you alright ?
    i got this as well.but i think it’s because i ‘ve started to take ergot since 7 years ago.Now i get it every day.before the ergot it was once every 3 months !!!!!!
    Guess what i am stuck with it.Can.t live without it. Now , do you take any painkillers my friend Paco and what are they men ??? Take care ,love Luke xxx

  • Paco author
    3 years ago

    That sucks dude. I’ve just recently started taking new painkillers called Indomethecin and Natriptan. Other times I just use Ibuprofen and if that doesn’t help Tylenol.
    Hope this helps and best of luck to you,
    Paco

  • kstout135
    3 years ago

    Wow, no words…I am so sorry.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Paco,

    Thank you greatly for taking the time to share your story. It certainly is close to impossible for anyone that does not suffer to be able to wrap their brain around this concept of 24/7 pain! I am truly so sorry to hear you are enduring this. No one deserves to have to suffer like this!!

    We have some information I thought would be beneficial to pass along in the chance these articles provide you with some insight that you may not have considered:

    The headache that never ends: https://migraine.com/blog/headache-that-never-ends/
    New Daily Persistent Headache – What’s Known About It?: https://migraine.com/blog/new-daily-persistent-headache/

    Also, have you seen or considered seeking treatment from a headache specialist? Here is some information on how these doctors are different and how to find one.
    https://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/ and https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/.

    Thank you again for taking the time to share your story and especially for being part of our community!
    Warmly,
    Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

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