New type of Migraines - new plan
Last updated: October 2022
I've suffered from migraines for almost 30 years. I inherited them from my dad. I've been on Topamax for over 10 years and it has been successful to keep them to about 5-7 a month. I take Imitrex and some OTC meds those days then go to bed and shut out the world. I'm "lucky" because mine are mostly predictable due to hormones.
In the last 2 months, my migraine world changed. I had 9 within 14 days. Right now, I'm on a run of 14 since the second week of July. My daily life sucks. I can't run - I'm a marathoner. I barely function even though I have had 3 trips with my daughters. I continue to wake up with a mild migraine every morning.
I saw my neurologist yesterday. He added a beta blocker. He has a game plan if they don't work within 4 weeks - brain scan and perhaps Botox if the number of headache days continue to increase.
Has anyone ever a change in their migraines like this? Thank you!
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?