Hi all, I've recently been diagnosed with chronic migraine which is resisting all treatment so far but I'm not convinced it is a migraine as the pain doesn't feel the same as previous migraines I've had. I just wondered if anyone has similar symptoms for a migraine or anything else.
The headaches started 11 weeks ago and started as general headaches which were manageable with ibruprofen and when I went to the GP it was purely because I was worried about how many tablets I was taking. As things progressed the headaches were getting worse so she put me on amitriptilyne starting at 10mg then eventually progressed to 30mg per night which did nothing for the headaches. I've been back to the doctor on many occasions sometimes crying because the headaches are so bad now that I'm signed off work. They are only on the left hand side and it's a very sharp pain which starts at the back of my head and goes over the front then to the left side round my eye and sometimes my teeth. It's so intense I can't do anything I'm so irritated and emotional when they come on. It's also started waking me up at night which is horrible and not helping. I'm getting them about 4 times a day at the moment, I feel so low as I can't do anything. I also have a 10 month old baby and I can't look after him properly when I'm like that. I have my husband around thankfully but it's taking over my life. The doctor thinks it's due to stress. I had migraines when I was pregnant but they were much more at the front and a pulsing pain. I had an app with a neurologist last week and he put me on propronalol slow release tablets but they haven't had any affect yet either. I'm at my wits end and have convinced myself it's something more serious than a migraine. Sorry for the long post. Anyone got any advice or words of wisdom?