I'm a 24 year old Staff Nurse. I have been off sick for 3 months due to severe migraines. When I struggled with them while working I would feel photophobic (sensitive to light), sensitivity to loud noises and nausea. I would sleep for hours after or before work to cope with them. They would only last until I slept, and the pain would be localised to the back of my head.
Since being off sick, sleep doesn't ease them anymore. And they have changed. I feel pre-migraine constantly, with no let up. And the pain feels like my skull is being crushed. I have tried sumutriptan, zolmitriptan, immigran, pizotifen, high doses of aspirin, ibuprofen, propanolol, tompiramate. Nothing works!!
Some days I can't drive, can't speak properly as if my brain can't function,I'm lethargic and in total agony. I use a tens.machine for my back and neck pain.
I suffer from tinnitus,nausea and my temperature is totally uncontrollable.
I have tried herbal and alternative therapies but with no success!
I am waiting to see a neurologist but I'm not sure what to expect!
Is there anyone like me ? Can Anyone offer some advice??