A few years back, I was having migraines every single day for three months straight. Sudden onset, no family history.
Was suggested that I see a Neurologist and I did. Along with a CT scan during an ER visit for a migraine so bad I was in tears, I had an MRI with contrast and a lumbar puncture to rule out anything and everything that could possibly be causing my migraines and be seen on films or in test results. According to my neuro, nadda.
Was put on Imitrex. Did nothing. Absolutely nothing. Tried Fioricet. Another dead end. Excedrin, Advil, Tylenol; all sadly no help. Was given a shot in the butt (no idea what the drug was called) which relieved no pain but left me drowsy. Was put on Topiramate which did seem to work for some time but then my hormones went nuts and I was having the worst mood swings and breaking out like I was 14 again and my period stopped coming.
Eventually, I stopped the topiramate, seeking instead to try other remedies. Stumbled, by mistake, upon gluten being one of the causes. I had originally eliminated gluten from my diet to help with some eczema that had showed up and it ended up easing my migraines.
For quite some time, I had been migraine free. Until this year. For the past several months, the frequency of my migraines have increased and I feel as if, slowly but surely, I’m making my way into daily migraines again.
I don’t know what to do at this point. As I’m typing this, I’m having another one, so bad that I’m close to crying half the time. It’s lasted for several hours now, getting worse as the day’s gone on. It was almost bearable earlier but now it’s ranking with my top five worst migraines. These usually lead to an odd sensation of needing to scratch the inside of my skull, like needing to grind one’s teeth but…inside my head?? It’s the only way I can describe it.
What has helped for you and has anyone experienced something similar?
Thanks in advance♥