I am reaching out for help as 13 years of migraines and feeling like I have a hangover every day of my life is just destroying my quality of life. I was diagnosed with chronic migraines in 2007. I’ve had them since 2002. I’ve seen 3 neurologists and had a sleep study that showed that I have sleep apnea.
I’ve been on preventive medications, mainly Topamax, tried Botox injections, Migranal, Treximet, Effexor, etc. Nothing works. Topamax – nothing. Botox – nothing. The others may help with the pain, but not the terrible feelings and the pain will usually persists until I go to sleep. I’m trying C-Pap with no good results. I’ve tried 12 liters of oxygen for 20 minutes with no positive results.
My current medications are Celebrex 100 mg twice a day and Effexor 75 mg daily. I’m also prescribed Xanax, Metoprolol, Lipitor, and a water pill.
There is a strange pattern. These migraines are usually every other day like clockwork. If I have one on Monday, Tuesday I’m OK, just a little tired and so on. I’ve also noticed a fluid buildup with these symptoms.
Can someone give me advice or help answer the following questions: Are these migraines? Why every other day? Why a fluid buildup? Is there a rebound effect? Can these be cluster or tension type headaches? Stress? Other?
Anything will help as the doctors can’t seem to pin it down. These migraines symptoms are destroying my life.
Thank you for reading this and I look forward to your answers!