In between my worst migraine growing up at first it was only once or twice a year. I would suffer other migraines that my mother took me to doctor after doctor, neurologists, eye doctors, tests, finally the last neurologist referred me to a psychiatrist because really there had to be something mentally wrong with me (this was when I was still a teenager). Over my lifetime (now 47) I have had hemiplegic migraines, and migraines from all of the following: hormones, barometric pressure, rain, snow, stress, excessive heat, excessive smells, and sinus infections.
I have read many of the posts below and been on many of the medications mentioned. I am still weaning off my Topamax; However I have not had to take a narcotic since my surgery on April 1st 2014. I posting this so those of you with the Chronic Migraine Suffering know there may be another option. My surgery I had the nerves over my eyebrows, temples (temporal) and my greater occipital decompressed. I have not suffered a migraine since. Even the outpatient surgery is less pain and suffering than my migraines.
Happy to answer any questions anyone may have if it will help any fellow sufferer.