I don't talk a lot about it, but I have chronic migraines. I started having them when I was about 33 years old. They started very subtlety, but over time increased to where I usually have 2-3 per week.
Yeah. That;s a lot. However, I take a medication called Zomig at the beginning of a migraine and usually within an hour they are under control and I am just fine.
Until 14 days ago. DH and I went to see The Blue Man group at the performing arts complex in our town. They have a lot of strobe lights in their show. I should have gotten up and left as soon as the lights started bothering me but I was in a middle seat and didn't want to disturb anyone. Bad decision.
I got a migraine that night that put me flat on my back for 17 hours. I could not move an inch without being sick to my stomach. I stayed in a recliner with ice packs on my neck and forehead, in a dark room and did not move.
This must have triggered something because I have had a migraine every day since and they are not responding well to the medication that usually works. I am now having to take Percocet or Lortabs with the Zoming and even that is just dulling the pain enough that I can get through the day. I work full time in an office and this is very hard to do. The migraines keep me up at night and I have only been getting about 3 hours of sleep each night.
I have been to the Dr. and they can't find out what is causing them, which seems to be pretty normal with many people's migraines. I have had MRI's, Catscans, I have been probed and prodded and tested and re-tested. I have taken every drug they know.
I am seeing a chiropractor and even she is discouraged that she hasn't been able to help with my migraines.
I am pretty much at a loss now. I hate to even think what taking all this medication is doing to my body.
I guess I'm just feeling discouraged today and needed to write it out and vent.
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday.