Hello all I'm looking for some advice as I'm feeling at my wits end...I've suffered for years with migraines / headaches and I get two distinct types. First type are what I feel are classic migraines: come on really quickly, one sided intense pain in my head, nausea, sometimes I vomit, need to lie in dark room etc. If I catch it in time with imigran I get relief but if I'm too late it will go on for hours but rarely goes on longer than a 24 hour period. Seems to be driven by hormones and stress. The other headaches are the ones that are causing me more of an issue in terms of frequency. These tend to be less intense in terms of pain, one sided, usually wake up with it, and affect my cheek/ eye / head, pain is worse on movement. Sometimes I take painkillers but not often as mostly they don't work and I'm mindful of not causing rebound headache. My GP feels this is also migraine. Over the years I've been on all the usual preventers: amitriptyline, propranolol, pill ( to regulate hormones), something else to regulate hormones, and currently on Topiramate. Headaches have definately improved on this but the side effects are awful and I'm going back for a review on Monday as I've replaced one set of symptoms with another. Yes my pain is better but I've now got low mood, shocking memory, very upset stomach and just exhausted. I am hoping I get a referral on to neurology for an opinion as my quality of life is really being affected now by this. Not sure what if anything I'm asking on here but just feeling the need to off load with people who understand how crap this is!
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