I have been getting migraines since I was 8 years old. I will be 23 in Oct. I have been to so many neurologists, pain specialist, migraine specialist, physical therapy etc. I have tried so many medications and caused me to gain weight, The only thing that helped was Topamax but had to stop due to the side effects.
I have had several MRI, CT scan, and some other stuff done. The triggers for me is MSG, dairy products, spicy foods, chocolate, any kind of juice, and so many other foods. Weather changes, horomones, stress, heat, certain smells, smoke, and the list goes on. I have an extremely sensitive skin, and scalp. My mom can not touch my head and when I try to do dishes, the hot water would be too hot for me. I was recently diagnosed with endometeriosis and they want to completely stop my menstrual cycle by using birth control shot to get everything in control. I cannot use any type of bc stuff or I would be admitted in the ER. They know my situtation and told them we can try one time, and if it doesnt affect me, then I would use it.
When I was younger, my brother and I was playing, he accidentally tilted the lawn chair with me in it, and hit my head on the ground. I have a little crack on a bone by my neck and the Dr said its not headache related. I have a feeling it is. A few years later I went to the ER due to horrible headache, the Dr did not check to see if there was any drug interactions with prozac and ulteracet, I ended up having head seizures for 3 months. I only took ulteracet once and that happened. I am losing hope in finding anything that would work for me. I am currently looking for a new Dr. The one I had was a pain specialist and he was giving me too much narcotics, so I am done with him. The only thing that helps relieve my migraines is massages. They can be expensive, so trying to see if my insurance will cover it. I am still trying to figure out what kind of migraines I have. Wish finding a cure for migraine wasn't so difficult.
When it comes to planning vacations or other events where travel is required, how much does migraine factor into your decision-making?