I’ve had migraines for 8 years – a couple or more a week. I’ve been prescribed all the triptans, a beta-blocker, topiramate, amitriptyline and gabapentin. The latter two helped for a while but eventually wore off. I saw a neurologist who prescribed indomethacin, which didn’t work. I tried eliminating all sorts of foods, getting regular exercise and sleep. Nothing seemed to make a difference for long.
Then I trapped a nerve in my shoulder that cause a tremor in my hand, so I saw a physiotherapist. She took one look at my joints and told me they were hyperflexible. I knew I had poor ligaments in my ankles and have worn inserts in my shoes since I was 7. Turns out the supporting structures in my neck are not good, the vertebrae move and the nerve that runs into the trigeminal nerve gets pinched causing the pain.
My physio now works on my neck and shoulders once every 5 weeks and I do exercises to strengthen my neck. The episodes have decreased incredibly, I get maybe one between visits. I had no idea hyperflexibility could cause migraines and wanted to share in case it helps anyone else.