Recurring migraine and lingering pain - don't know what to do
Over the last week I've experienced two severe migraine headaches. The first had a sudden onset while working out, I had to stop immediately and barely made it back home. It started as an intense throbbing in the back of the neck and then spread to the top/sides. It lasted a few hours with lots of vomiting.
During the week I felt a milder headache come and go, I just took some Advil to try to get rid of it. Then Saturday morning it hit me full force again and I had to call an ambulance to take me to emergency. This is definitely NOT the best place to be when having a migraine!
They gave me:
Neither helped at all. They sent me home and told me to take naproxen and make an appointment with a neurologist, which is in two weeks. I didn't want to wait so I saw my doctor and he gave me:
-Frova (a few free samples)
So basically my daily "solution" has been Robaxacet (w/ Acetaminophen) 4 times a day, Naproxen 2 times a day, and Frova I used twice. Nothing really helps much, if anything the Robaxacet is the most helpful because it relieves the tension in my neck which seems to be the source of the pain and throbbing.
Here are my questions:
1) Does this sound like an actual migraine? It feels like a throbbing in the back of the neck and makes me nauseous. I've had many migraines before but they were never in this area and always hit me in the middle of the night. It gets worse upon physical exertion or stress.
2) Is taking these pills everyday even if the pain is not unbearable a bad idea? I've only taken the Frova when I felt the migraine was returning, but I'm worried that I'm getting rebound headaches from the other pills. However, I'm terrified of having the migraine return.
3) Is prochlorazine helpful at all for this? My doctor says it is prescribed for nausea, but that it can actually help with the headache too. It sounds like it can have side effects and is actually an antipsychotic, so I have not yet taken any.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Last edited by Mystical; 03-14-2010 at 09:00 AM.