I Never had Migraines, UNTIL I had a CONCUSSION
Last updated: July 2019
Before my TBI/concussion in the year 2000, I never even had bad headaches! I had mild headaches. And even then, not often.
Unfortunately, I suffered a severe concussion in the year 2000. Back then, doctors, including specialists, knew nothing about symptoms, risks or treatments. I went BACK to work 4 days later, and worked in front of a computer 10 hours a day!
I suffered without diagnosis or treatment until 2011, when new research identified concussions /TBI as a cause of permanent migraines. In people who never suffered migraine previously. A neurologist confirmed the diagnosis, and I started taking imitrex.
For the record all triptans work only 40 to 60% of the time. Scientific research, NOT drug company wishful thinking.
Rain/precipitation is my number one trigger.
4 months ago, I found a life-changing app, free, called Migraine Buddy. I now track migraines, postdromes, etc in detail. Awesome app.
Good luck with your migraines.
And. If you know someone who's had a recent car accident, if they're having headaches, it's likely a migraine caused by the TBI. Docs often miss the TBI after a car accident, especially if it's a minor accident. Get your friend to the doctor for a concussion evaluation, and a triptan prescription.
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?