Bad Migraine symptoms for a few months now…

So I used to suffer from Chronic Tension Headaches about three years ago, they eventually went away on their own after a few months of taking nortryptoline. The headaches recently came back over the past few months and the new headache center I go to said they are actually Chronic Migraine, not tension headache although I do not have most of the classic symptoms of Migraine. I have no aura, sensitives to food or sound and the pain is always on both sides of my head covering most of the forehead and behind the eyes and nose as well. To me it still seems like chronic tension headache but my doctor assured me it was Chronic Migraine, possibly just a variant. I often get very light-headed with these headaches and fill the need to lie down. Stress seems to be the only trigger that often makes it worse.


I have the pain about 90% of the time during waking hours, it varies from extremely severe to just uncomfortable. I have tried various medications and am on 50 MG of nortrypoline now with minimal relief. I am scheduled for my first botox treatment next week and fingers crossed it will help! I also suffer from digestion issues, general fatigue and weakness. Originally doctors thought the head pain was due to a Thyroid Condition but treating that condition did not seem to help the headache. I am also on many supplements to try to decrease the frequency and severity of the pain.

Some days it is almost impossible to work since the pain gets very severe, I was recently given imitrex to try for a severe headache but have yet to try it because of the possibly side effects. Hoping for better days ahead…

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