Migraines since concussion

I am a 42-year old female with daily chronic migraines. I sustained a concussion 8 years ago and since then have been experiencing regular migraines. It has had a significant impact on my life. I no longer work and the headaches effect my day to day living and quality of life.

Some treatments come with temporary relief, including Maxalt, Nortryptaline and Botox injections. The problem with the latter is it only lasts two months and then the third month in between treatments is worse than average. I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it. Nortryptaline worked wonders for a year and then it stopped working. Maxalt works great for my extreme headaches (9/10) but nothing seems to work for the everyday 6/10 pain migraines. I just purchased the Cefaly and am awaiting its arrival. I also have Fibromyalgia which doctors believe was triggered by the concussion.

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  • chronicpainarse author
    5 years ago

    Thanks. I was thinking
    of trying the nortryptaline again. My concussion occurred before all the latest, post-Crosby attention and research. At the time, I worked at a rehab centre and knew enough to recognize the symptoms. Even with a very classic profile and providing my doctors with the information, I still was not taken seriously. As a result, I didn’t take that all important time off to heal. If only we could go back in time. I too was improving and then suffered another smuck to the head and back came the symptoms.

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    I haven’t tried the Cefaly yet, but hope that it works for you.
    Here’s some very valuable information on it that may help as you get started!

    http://migraine.com/blog/cefaly-questions-answered/

  • chronicpainarse author
    5 years ago

    Thanks!!

  • Erin
    5 years ago

    I noticed you mentioned the CEFALY. I have one and am slowly upping its intensity. So far, I haven’t seen any improvement, but it says it can take up to 3 months to work. I’m crossing my fingers. My migraines are daily and level 9.5 to a 10 all the time. I’m hoping it will just take time. I’ll cross my fingers for you too. Hope it helps.

  • chronicpainarse author
    5 years ago

    Thanks so much. Good luck to you too. I figured it was worth a try and it can be returned.

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