Just started the 6 day journey with prednisolone. Last three weeks have been having 2-3 migraines within 7 days and the one I am on day 2 of now is the worst I have had in a long while. Last night my head hurt to much to lay down on my pillow so sat up in my recliner and tried to get some z’sssss. So, this morning, resorted to Methylprednisolone. I hesitated to taking this due to it’s side effects, especially at my age but my neurologist gave me the choice of trying this to break a cycle. He also gave me muscle relaxers which is doing nothing. Lastly he wants to do a nerve block on me and have been reading up on this site about the nerve block and what he wants to do is injections in the back of my head near my spine and I really don’t want to do that.
So, in the meantime, I have taken up meditating several times a day, listening to bineural music (alternating beats of music on headphones) biofeedback, watching my diet. Lastly when this last migraine subsides, usually by the 3rd day will get back to walking on the treadmill.
All in one month I was involved as a witness in a criminal case that went to court, then I moved and not to happy with my new home as I left my routine and circle of friends and with that came lots of activities which I can no longer access, so very isolated now. Have to stop feeling sorry for myself and figure out ways to help myself. So, my anxieties, panic attacks and depression are at an all time high.
Today, I feel weak and worn out from the migraine.
I currently am taking Imitrex as an abortive, Zonegran as a preventative, magnesium citrate 1,000 mg a day, Fish Oil, B-complex vitamins with regular vitamins. I also take blood pressure medication – Norvasc twice a day, Lipitor, Arimidex,
Pamelor 30 mg and Klonopin 1.5 mg along with asthma inhalers. I sleep with my CPAP when I don’t have a migraine and I use a cervical pillow which needs to be updated.
Thank you for listening. If anyone has any input will appreciate.