I found out last year year I may be suffering from Basilar type migraine after 4 years of mainly chronic vertigo attacks (can be brought on by light & noise or just happen suddenly, usually lasting for days and weeks), pain & ringing in my ears. Meniere's was suspected but rulled out after 3 years I had not suffered any hearing loss.
A Nuerologest in September suspected I therefore was suffering from basilar type migraine. I never suffered from anything other than the occassional head ache until about 3 months ago when I believe I have started suffering from migraine pain also.
I feel a lot of pressure in my head like someone is pulling my ponytail constantly & cannot stand even dull light - I walk home from work at midnight & would wear my sunglasses if I wasn't worried about the attention they would draw to me.
I was taking amitriptyline (15mg) for the past year and a half & topiramate (100mg) since January. Since I had seen the consultant he recommended comming of the amitriptyline, but allowed me to stay on it as it was the only thing that I felt had ever help, even if it was only slightly with the vertigo attacks. I tried propranolol before topiramate, but found myself staring into space for too much of the day.
I'm not sure where these headache migraines have come from but my GP has given my a referal back to the consultant and I thought it might be a good idea to go back with a diary. I do not have a date yet and expect it to be a few months away at least. I kept a very basic diary in April when the headaches started, but is it really worth keeping something so deatiled the whole way until my appointment or just a snippet for him to look at. It looks like its all quite detailed info and I don't want to spend hours on something that won't be looked at.