Hi! I need help finding migraine pain relief medication. I’m not allowed to take triptans because I have visual snow (ongoing/non stop visual disturbance), and the triptans make it worse and apparently increase my stroke risk because of the severity of my visual symptoms.
I have severe chronic migraines – I have migraines of varying degrees every single day. They’re getting better — some days as low as a 1 or 2 for most of the day! But there are still a lot of days during the week that I can’t work unless I take something to help with the pain. I’ve tried the following pain medications, none of which work consistently:
-relafen/nabumetone (some relief, but only if take very early when migraine isn’t already severe)
-cambia (some relief but very short lived)
-indomethacin (some relief, but short lived and very drowsy)
-naproxen (no relief)
-Lodine/etodolac (no relief)
-Xoloft (for muscle spasms – minimal relief, very drowsy)
Doctors and friends always ask what makes the migraines better, and the answer is – nothing! Would appreciate any recommendations for non-triptan migraine relief medication that I can talk to my doctor about.