Medication Overuse Headaches - Need to end them - Help!
Last updated: January 2016
Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
I'm in my late 40's and have been dealing with headaches for the last 30 plus years. They have continued to more and more debilitating over the years. They turned into Chronic Daily Headaches... I am at the point where I get a migraine every single day even though I am on numerous preventive medicines and get botox injections on a regular basis. I'm not working right now so it can't be stress. I know I'm having MOH headaches due to the amount of abortive meds I'm taking. I'm taking at least 2 - 3 amerge daily plus 1 - 2 vicoprofen daily. I'm always in pain. I've also been getting steroid injections because my muscles are in constant spasm and have had radio frequency ablations. I'm working to clean up my diet as I know that's a trigger. I've tried massage, acupuncture and psychical therapy but it just aggravates the muscle spasms. I don't want to go into the hospital because I'm single and have 2 dogs that I don't want to leave. I also don't have a good support system. I'm in so much pain. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go through the withdrawal with the least amount of pain and without having to go inpatient? I know that my doctor won't give me any steroids as he's concern about the long term impact. Also, any idea how long the pain will last? Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated. I need this to happen ASAP because I'm sick of feeling so horrible every day.
Thanks for listening.
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?