Just a quick one from me... I have just joined this forum as I wanted to share my news with you and I hope, fingers crossed, I can help some of you too. I also suffer from hypothyroid and fibromylagia.
I am 20 years old and over the past year and a half I have suffered serious chronic migraine. I have been on it all... sumatriptan, beta blockers, propranonal ... all on top of taking my normal paracetamol and ibrobrufen. Really and truly it's been horrific and 4 out of 7 days a week I am either in bed suffering, very sick or losing my vision. It's always on one side and it effects me seeing, my neck and shoulder hurt, I'm sick and I can't ever make it go away - medication hasn't been helping.
I was sent to a neurologist who suggested I try Candesartan - a medicine originally for blood pressure but recently studies have proved it's effectiveness for migraine. I started taking them on Wednesday 25th June and I don't know whether it's too soon for it to have has an effect but since I've only had one 'headache' .. it didn't turn into a migraine and it certainly was not as bad as I usually get them.
For someone who was getting them so regularly, I can only hope that this will continue to work. I made no other changes and I've had no other pain!
My migraines scare me, they've become so awful. I really really hope that this medication works and, I can honestly say... touch wood... i've had the nicest migraine free week I've had in a long time!
I hope some of you read this and that it can help you too and for anyone who want's to be updated on my findings get in touch
Here if you want to chat x