it is awful to know there are so many sufferers. i am, however, glad i am not alone. still having trouble w/ daily headaches and almost daily migraines. i hope getting new glasses, getting a new mattress (at least that should help some fibromyalgia) and, eventually, birth control help. i can't do topomax because i can't afford wight loss (but may try it anyway). my lyrica helps the fibro alot and calms some nerve damage. on an ssri and was just told by my family physician at check up, that she wants me of ultram due to possible seratonin syndrome. that is my daily headache medicine. maxalt helps, but usually have to take a second dose. i'm awful at helping it go away, i hardly will lay down and isolate myself - maybe 1 out of 5 migraines. i just cancelled my botox appt yesterday - i can't handle the pain of the shots. and there you have it, or i have it. thanks everyone for sharing! prayers for us all!View Thread
This is Lisa....well, had breakthrough period, but just on the pill for just 3 weeks. did notice a little difference. i'm due for more botox-sure making my eyebrows funny. I think they are helping my daily chronic headaches. for years tired preventative meds-no luck . there are a few I haven't tried, but..... I just can't seem to break the migraine cycle once it gets going. and now I have nausea added to it. no nausea for 17 years. good luck everyone!View Thread
well...some success. i believe it is due to going on birth control pills. 90 days then a period. NO headaches 1st week-YAY! and that was w/ stress! only migraine was triiggered by cigarette smoke. curious to see what happens when i get my period. as for meds - lyrica (fibromyalgia) & zoloft. topomax is a last resort-can't afford to lose weight. i am still going to go for botox treatment (similar to yours, about 21 shots in all) in hopes of helping daily headaches, which have also been minimal. would be nice if i found the right combination. good luck to you, also!View Thread
thanks for your answer, and hope. i went back to back w/ hormonal/period migraine. the muscles in my temples were tensed up due to the migraine. i was worried they would stay that way. i'm going to a new gyn to see if i can get hormonal profile/blood work done. this is the 2nd set of shots. do you get them around your whole head (hairline)? i don't know if i could stand more than 22 shots! lots of luck to you, also.View Thread
thank you. home early from work yesterday, 2 maxalt melts in 5 hrs, bed rest. at least the headache/migraine is in the backround today. am taking a tylenol 3 out of paranoia it will come back! will try going on the pill to have one period a year. thanks again for the response! good luck to you, too. lisaView Thread
my migraines are not manageable these last 2 periods. age 49 (mostly hormonal based migraines. 15 days now!!! anyway, for my daily tension headaches, i just started botox. realized i got the shots (all 22!) at the same time of migraine. will my tense muscles remain paralyzed that way due to the botox? crap. thanksView Thread
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