Since I was 14, I have suffered with migraine. They used to be once in a while, at most twice a year, but in the last ten years or so, monthly. I no longer have a menstrual cycle as I had a hysterectomy at 33, so it isn't related to that. The pain is overwhelming, sometimes up to 48 hours when I can do nothing except lay down, try to sleep and take painkillers.
I have had Tryptilines over the years, which caused awful side effects to the rest of my body, so I just gave up. My GP doesn't seem too bothered, the only person who was interested was my neurosurgeon; I have spinal problems and several discs out in my neck, which is what I think are causing the migraines now. But he won't operate due to the proximity to the brain!
Cortisone injections have been mentioned, but I don't fancy needles being shoved into this sensitive area thank you!