After some lovely people responded to my first post on here I thought I would share my anxiety with you and see if anyone has any pearls of wisdom.
I've had Headache and Migraine for 20 years. Taken so many different preventatives, tried Botox, Nerve Blocks, some machine that I had to hold against my head to give me shocks etc etc.
For past 2 years I haven't been on a daily preventative as I was supposed to be giving my body time to recover...but as time has gone on and Headaches and migraines got worse and worse I've been relying on Almogran ( a triptan) and paracetamol to get me through most days for the past 8 weeks. Unsurprisingly the consultant says I have medication over use headache in addition to Chronic Migraine, Hermicrania Continua and now probably tension headache.
So as from 27th June (after a nightmare period at work will be over) I am going to attempt to go 'Cold Turkey' and not take any other drugs except 375mg of Naproxem 3x per day.
I'm really scared, I cry every time I think about it. I just can't imagine how I will function without painkillers. I've talked to my Boss who was understanding and said that If I need to come in late/go home early that will be fine. But I'm worried that just getting out of bed won't be an option if I get a migraine and can't take a triptan.
Has anyone done this and got any advice?
Did you go to work or get signed off? I've heard stories of people being admitted to hospital because they could not deal with the pain without medication.
How long did it take until your headaches and migraines got to a better state?
Thank you in advance