I have gone from taking 20+ Zomig a month in several years up to and including 2014 to taking 5 or 6 a month while I was having chemotherapy for recurred ovarian cancer (early 2015), to taking none at all since my last 2.5mg tablet on 25 June 2015. I've felt tempted when the pain has been severe and has lasted all day and effectively prevented me doing anything much other than dozing in a chair, but I remember the migraines I used to get (before triptans were available or prescribed for me), which lasted three miserable days of being sick and having the runs in between lying prone in a darkened room where the least noise was torture and even the ticking of a clock across the other side of the house was like Big Ben in my head. And the faintest smell of food would provoke another bout of retching up yellow bile. In short classic migraine, though it never announced its frequent arrival with an aura, just a sudden awareness of how ill I was rapidly becoming.
Triptans probably saved my life - and certainly my sanity and my marriage. But I was soon taking them as a preventative, for even the slightest niggle if it didn't respond within an hour to my first stop prevention of 2 paracetamol. So I knew I had to cut them back and right out if I could. Having a life-threatening illness maybe helped! I don't know if this means I will never take another - I still carry them in my handbag everywhere I go, but I just take paracetamol or sometimes nothing at all on the two or three days a week I wake with a headache.
One odd effect has developed since I stopped taking them and I don't know if there's a connection or if it's a lasting side effect of the chemo which I finished 6 months ago. I get a tingling sensation in my right (outer) ear and then in my head just behind my right ear and down into the right side of my neck. I have quite bad peripheral neuropathy in my right hand, especially middle and ring fingers and occasional shooting pains down my right arm and tingling in my right leg, so I don't know if there's a connection. It seems to happen every day with or without an accompanying headache, so maybe it's totally unrelated.
I had a CT scan of my head about a year ago as my whole head was tingling and my scalp was crawling, but it was clear - and was maybe just due to my hair falling out.
I'm just wondering, has anyone else had this sort of tingling sensation? And any idea of a cause - and a cure as it can be very annoying!