I’m a graduate student and I’ve suffered from migraines all my life. They occur on the same spot on my left eye every single time with photophobia, aura and nausea. Pain is very strong, similar to breaking my hand. It lasts about 6-10 hours and sumatriptan works to take most of the pain away. Recently I have had a sensation fever too. As a kid I would have a migraine every 3 months and my triggers are chocolate, nuts and lack of sleep.
I had an attack 12 weeks ago that for some reason reoccurred pretty much everyday for 3 weeks. I could not sleep because of the attacks and when I seeked help for the insomnia the two initial physicians I saw sent me away with nothing. More and more symptoms started piling up, like: tinnitus, sensation of neck swelling up, a general dull headache, neck pain, blurry vision, anxiety and more.
A month after the initial attack I had an MRI scan that revealed a sphenoid sinus polyp (1/2inch, 1/2inch, 1 inch in diameter) and I subsequently started steroid and anti-biotic treatment. It seemed to be working and I started to sleep better (could not sleep without prescribed sleeping pills for 8 weeks) and I slowly regained strength and cognitive function. But now I’ve had 3 migraines in the last 5 days and the dull headache is back. I’ve been on 20-ish different drugs and nothing is properly working so the doctors are basically just going to put me on anti-depressants while they experiment some things.
This thing has flipped my life on its head and I don’t know what to do. Has anyone experienced or heard about anything like this? A migraine creating a polyp in the head?