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Need some advice. Migraines for three months.

I started out having minor headaches that came and went, but for three months I have had a constant non stop migraine. Light and sound sensitivity as well as not being able to eat. At one point it got so bad, I wasn’t able to eat anything. 2 out of 3 meals I ate, I instantly threw up. I lost so much weight. I can eat a small meal now but I still fight the urge to throw it up sue to the pain in my head.

My ears are constantly ringing, much like someone with tinnitus and the other day I knocked my head in the draw the pain in my head was so intense my vision blurred and I felt weak at the knees.

I have had an MRI and a blood test but the doctors said there was nothing wrong. Gave me painkillers and sent me on my way. I have tried talking to them every week for three months and they always say the same. They just up the dosage on the pills and tell me to get some rest.

What can I do?

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  • Freckles
    2 years ago

    Agree with Tamara. Is there a university hospital ER you can try? They usually have a fully staffed Neurology department. There are usually multiple levels of treatment at these types of facilities, including hospital admission if necessary.

  • Valerie
    2 years ago

    Hang in there! Don’t ever think that there is nothing you can do. There are so many different options. The problem is that there is no one size fits all type treatment. I’v been on preventative anti seizure meds that worked well, iv tried cbd oil, melatonin at night every night, the cefaly (which i swear by)….. all these things work for me but not for a friend who also has migrains. It trial and error and a neurologist to guide and advise you. Is what you are doing doesnt work, move on to the next doc or treatment. You will find something that works!

  • k_nelson
    2 years ago

    I am sorry to hear this. I hope you are able to find some relief. I don’t have much that you can do. Just keep pressing. Migraines are awful. Know there are other’s suffering out there just like you.

  • Falcon6
    2 years ago

    Try to find a headache specialist in your area. Regular doctors and neurologists were no help to me. They didn’t listen to my concerns or issues, they just kept throwing pills at me. I found a neurologist that specialized in headaches and we talked in depth before they gave me a diagnosis of occipital neuralgia and migraine. They have really been working with me to help find a solution. I really hope you can find some relief from your pain.

  • Tamara
    2 years ago

    Hit the ER and get some IV meds. You are probably really dehydrated because of the vomiting which of course makes it ten times worse. A trial of toradol, maxaran IV may help kick the migraine. You probably will also need a steroid dose to try and stop it from coming back.

    When I had a horrible long one like that, I ended up in the hospital for 5 days to have around the clock IV treatment, it sucked but it did stop the migraine (still had my chronic mild pain and beyond exhausted for another week or two but it allowed me to get back on track.

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