I have suffered from migraines for about 20 years, however, it has only been the past 2.5-3 years that they have been chronic. I have been seeing a neurologist for 2+ years and have been trying to find a preventative treatment that works for me. Thus far I have tried: topiramate, propranolol, cymbalta, verapamil, gabapentin, nortryptyline, botox, lamotrigine, Clonazepam, and amitriptyline, at various times and in combinations of up to 4 at a time. Nothing has been very successful and I still have ~25 headaches/month.
As for abortive meds, I have Relpax, imitrex injectables, fioricet, and indomethacin. I generally take either indomethacin or Relpax as the initial treatment when I feel a migraine coming on, and try to rotate. However, I still end up taking *something* nearly everyday.
My question is this: has anyone found a way to prevent MOHs while trying to find a successful preventative routine? I hate taking abortive so often, but I also need to be able to function as I am a single, full-time employed 33 year old without a large support system nearby.
Thank you all for sharing and supporting each other on here. I appreciate you sharing your experiences with me.