I'm at the end of my tether and I really need some help/advice.
I have had migraines for 10 years now, usually stress and hormone related.
Tried about 4 different preventative treatments, none worked so I 'manage' on triptans. ...
On the 23rd Nov 15 I had an attack - I put this down to the fact that my monthly cycle was due in 1 week so I began to rife it out with my symatriptans.
But it kept coming back every 4 - 6 hours later.. its now the 12th December and im still here in the same place. Iv had about 12 hours of pain reflief at most. Because it's been continuous, I have been taking a mix of ibuprofen and co codamol which I'm aware probably hasn't helped the situation.
This happened exactly the same time last year so I'm beginning to wonder if the weather/season is playing a strange role. I live on London. When it happened last year, the doctor changed my triptan for a month to Rizatriptan which after the 12 tabs, the migraine started tapering off and I ended up with my usual cycle. I could have sworn it was not as drawn out as this migraine though.
I'm currently lying here, in so much pain and I'm trying to hold off taking tablets because I'm worried about medication overuse but I jus can't handle the pain.
I'm stuck in a cycle which feels never ending. It's 85% in my right side - my face feels bruised from where I've rubbed my temples and also my face as it felt like I had a migraine in my face.
That feeling I take when I have a triptan is amazing as it starts to subside but then I spend the rest of the day worrying when the next one is going to hit me...
Has anyone has such a long episode before ? I could really do with some advice as I feel so depressed