I have had migraines all my life, but the last year they have gone turbo. I am lucky if i have one headache free day a month, with migraine attacks up to 4 a month. If i wanted too i couldnt hold down a job.
I have been on most drugs like gabapentin, frovatriptan, topiramate, naproxen etc and no real impact. My problem is that i have at least two types of haeadaches / migraines:
1) Menstrual Migraine - the pattern of having regular migraines around my cycle has become increasingly stronger. This left me with a nagging sometime chronic headache which lasts around 15 days. I visited the NMC in January and they have prescribed me the estrogen gel to take 2 days before and for 5 days during. I have taken it once so far, and it seemed to help however............
2) Severe Neck / Shoulder Pain - despite accupuncture, oesteo, physio etc i still suffer with a permanent stiff neck and shoulder pain. Its getting worse to the point i cant sleep. All the neurologists dismiss this and say it is the effect of the Mentrual migraine. Doing light exercise and stretching seems to help, but not always. Nothing i take seems to have an impact. I am considering Botox in the shoulders to try and get some form of relief.
Does anybody suffer the same? It seems the two interact to me, but i am desperate to get a break from feeling terrible all the time.
Appreciate any advice