I was used to getting about 3 migraines a month (maybe more in fall and winter due to weather but only 1 or 2 more). Starting in August I was getting them more frequently and then in September I started to get them everyday. Some days were manageable but most were not. I continued to go to work and use over the counter medicine which didn’t work, my prescription shot but those were limited, and I would go to the doctor’s or urgent care for a shot and another pill to stop it but nothing to prevent it. In the meantime my neurologist appointment was scheduled for December 2. On top of the migraines I also suffer from anxiety and major depression with previous suicide attempts and suicidal ideations. I finally got to the breaking point in October and my psychiatrist recommended me for an inpatient stay. I was seen by neurologist and placed on a preventive protocol and had an appointment in November. I had some hope. I was off work for two months doing a partial hospitalization program. The preventive medication was slowly increased and the migraines lessened and they weren’t happening everyday. I went back to work in December but I now had FMLA for migraines, depression, and anxiety. My anxiety was particularly ramped up during this time adjusting to everything. I would say I called off pretty consistently for one of my FMLA reasons (like once or twice a week) through the end of the year. In January the migraines slowly started to get worse again. I was getting them everyday at a low to moderate level but by the end of January the debilitating ones were back and I was calling off more making me more depressed again and losing hope. At this point the neurologist has me scared to death about rebound headaches so I am only using the shots and sleep for relief and the psychiatrist has me scared of serotonin syndrome because of the shots and my antidepressants so I don’t take two in a day or two days in a row. I only get 6 shots a month and I having way more than 6 shot worthy migraines. Once again though my suicidal thoughts become very real and I end up back in the hospital. I am now back in the partial program. I am trying chiropractic care, massage, meditation, yoga, essential oils and I may try acupuncture. I did get a neurologist appointment with a more prestigious medical center very quickly and he added some meds and ordered an MRI (a CAT was done before and it showed nothing). I am at a complete lose. I haven’t changed my diet, there is no consistency in the weather, and while I had stress I was off work for two months and still had them and I have had way more stress. I am 45 but I have no pre-menopausal symptoms. Blood work had been done and there is nothing unusual either. I can’t work like this my job is too complicated when I have my typical migraine. I am at a complete loss. I am worried if nothing is found I will continue the cycle of hospitalizations. The only respite is the 30 minutes to about an hour after I wake up then the cycle starts again. I started a diary and I found an app so hopefully I may gain insight from those. Has anyone else been in a similar situation?