I'm 19 and for the past 5-6 years have suffered with terrible, debilitating headaches that sometimes last up to 7 days, and don't respond to any form of painkiller. During a particularly bad attack, that was so painful I was in tears and quite frankly considering doing something to knock myself out long term, I decided enough was enough, no more being fobbed off by the GP's with another ineffective painkiller, and I had my mum make me an appointment.
The doctor put me on an oxygen tank, and put a referral to a neurologist through, finally. She gave me some diahydracoedine, which knocked that one on the head, and some anti-nausea tablets too since I'd been off food for over three days due to the migraine.
After seeing a neurologist, it was concluded that I had chronic migraine syndrome, which I have to say, I don't entirely agree with. I fully believe a lot of the time I do get migraines, but sometimes they're on a different level, and better fit the description of cluster headache. Either way, I agreed to do a 12 week painkiller detox (after 5-6 years of just being pumped with them to try to function with the headaches, my body was overloaded!), and when it was completed, I was put on propanalol, however it aggravated my asthma too much, and today I was given amitriptyline.
I'd love to get some perspective off other migraine sufferers, because I'm convinced it's not just migraine going on here. I have so many symptoms during attacks that have nothing to do with migraine to the best of my knowledge, and every doctor I've seen remains ignorant to that fact.
I'm glad to have finally found somewhere I can express all this - dealing with it on my own isn't easy! Looking forward to your responses, and thank you for reading such a long post.