I give up! .....Almost.....

I have been a migraine sufferer for over 20 years. Though in the past 5 years, they have been getting considerably worse.

I average 16 migraines a months, and average about 2-3 days in between which are migraine-free. On a good month. When I am headache-free, it's amazing!! And only other migraine sufferers will understand what I mean. I have tried many prescription medications: Imitrex, Axert, Maxalt, Amerge, and the preventatives like: PMS Topmax, Novo-Gabapentin.

Recently I have tried Botox injections in the head and neck which was not very successful. I have had a few visits to the ER for an IV infusion of Maxeran and Toradol, when I have been really bad. Right now, what I find works is Axert and Maxalt, when taken at the right time. I take over the counter medications like: Aleve /c Naproxen, Tylenol with Caffeine, Motrin, and recently Aspirin.

I will be seeing a Neurologist to be reassessed again, and see what we can do on taking a preventative medication that doesn't have huge side effects, and I have also decided to see a Naturopath doctor. I have also changed my diet, eating more clean food, staying away from sugar, and drinking lots more water. I exercise regularly 3-5 times a week, and when I can't get to the gym, I walk.

At this point my quality of life is deteriorating and I need to get a handle quickly, because at many times....I feel so alone, even surrounded by a big family, as they find it challenging, as they can't help me. Hopefully, I will have good news to report next month.

Will keep you posted and please feel free to share any advice, or present any questions. We are here to help each other. - Eddy (female)

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