Migraines came back with a bang in my 60's
I had my first migraine at 23 yrs. They were even diagnosed then. I would suffer for 3 days unbareably. The only thing available was Excedrin. When I was in my 30's they improved and at age 40 I took part in the first Imitrex trials. A miracle! The first relief I ever experienced. I was told by a Neurologist that migraines (since officially diagnosed as a disease) would improve after menopause. It isn't the case for me. Now, having tried at lease 80% of what is out there over the years, my migraines are about the same as they were in my 20's. My whole life revolves unpredictably around them. I get Botox injections every 3 months, use Maxalt, Ibuprofen and muscle relaxants within reason and get some relief. The first 4 times I received Botox my migraines decreased by about 75%, This last time I actually had an excruciating migraine by the time I left the Dr's office that lasted 2 weeks straight and the Bototx had no effect at all. It is depressing and frustrating and hopeless at times to have lived a whole life like this when some people never even get a headache. My husband is the only person who knows what I go through and live with. No one else. At lease some one understands. I will talk to my Neurologist again, but after all I've tried, I just don't know. Believe me, I am not looking for any suggestions, just venting. Tx for letting me tell my story.
When it comes to planning vacations or other events where travel is required, how much does migraine factor into your decision-making?