At the end of my tether

I have been having migraines for 25 yrs, in a variety of forms, but 6 months ago they completely changed and I am in almost constant pain. I do have pain free days, but they don't last long, if I don't have a migraine, I have a headache. I know all about headaches from too many pain killers, so if my migraine doesn't go with 2 days of pain killers I don't take any for another 2-3 days. I am now limited to paracetamol, tramadol (neither of which work) or a triptan, I am trying my 3rd different one this year.

I have seen a neurologist who suggested a long list of preventative meds, nothing has worked so far. I am on HRT, clonidine, high dose magnesium and multi vitamins to see if that will help.

I am just coming out. from a 9 day run of migraine. I really don't know how much more I can take.

Any one any other ideas/suggestions ????

5 Replies

  • How long have you been taking HRT? Is that a tablet form you take? Not familiar with it 😕 sent you a pm 😆

  • Have you ever had Epstein-Barr virus (glandular fever) or shingles? I'm reading Medical Medium, very interesting!

  • Yes to both, glandular fever as a teenager, shingles when I was 28. Why?

  • Have a look at Medical Medium - I don't know how much is on-line but when I opened the book it has every illness I've ever had in there ... and apparently they're mostly caused by EBV (which never goes away) though migraines can also be caused by shingles. I'm trying to psych myself up to do the 28 day cleanse ...

  • will have a look, thanks