Originally Posted by rayon
I have never posted as much on this board as I have this week, but then I have never been as hassled by migraine as I have this week. It is getting to the point where I am unable to complete a full day's work and I am reluctant to make firm plans with friends etc because I am almost certain I will have some sort of migraine episode during the day.
It all started last Sunday with what I thought was my usual monthly migraine - which usually is only the visual aura (as unpleasant and disturbing as I find this, I am aware that this is nothing compared to the full blown migraine headache incidents I have had this week!). I have had one day this week without migraine episode and I have been concerned enough to go to the optician's to get my eyes checked out.
I am trying to figure out now if I have a new trigger. The seasons are turning and I have noticed two of my attacks this week have involved changinq quality of light - one at dusk and one in the middle of the day when the sun was burning off fog.
Is there anything I can do to prevent these attacks and be able to get on with life! I rarely take off work ill and I have had to cry off on a couple of arrangements this week. I hate messing people about.
Sorry to be such a moan. I'm hoping for a migraine free Saturday and trip to the cinema later but I have already told my friend that I won't be able to make any definite decisions until closer to the time.
Thanks for your help again!
I was having 2-3 Migraines a week before I started Topamax. Seriously debilitating migraines. After 2-1/2 yrs on Topamax I am now Migraine free and off the Topamax. I got no side effects from the Topamax except for Dry Mouth (which led to a few cavities). My neurologist said that if I could go 9-12 months without a migraine, that I could stop the Topamax. It took 2-1/2 yrs but they finally stopped altogether. Have you looked into this medication? As a helpful hint, I got my Rx's from Northwest Pharmacy in Canada (website) 1yr supply for about $125. Can't beat that with a stick.
I hope you find a solution - I know how those headaches feel. Good luck to you, friend.