Damned if I know. It’s been parked at the top of my skull for 15 years, and all I can do is take drugs that tone it down to a low roar. (The drugs are there to do more important jobs, but anything that fits the requirements will also tame the headache.)
That sucks, Dude. Sorry to read that. For about 7 years I had to be on an awful medication that, like clockwork, gave me a migraine 20 hours after the medication was injected. Every other week I could count on losing 2-3 days to a migraine. Then that med almost killed me this past June and I was finally taken off of it. I hope a similar viola! solution relieves your longtime headache issue as soon as possible!
A friend of mine suffers terrible migraines without any help from medication. He’d be ecstatic if they were caused by a particular drug. Instead, pretty much everything in the damn world is a trigger.
My headache is more of an annoyance (admittedly, an annoyance that stresses me out in the literal sense). And thankfully none of the drugs are actively trying to kill me.
The entire state of California seems intent on killing my friend though.
Spouse just got over a cold, so naturally now I’m beginning to have the same cold symptoms. Thanks sooo much to people who go to work when they’re sick! I swear Spouse’s workplace is a petri dish of viruses.
@Lynnerizer It sure is. I also get tired of coming home to find that Tigger (around 18 mo) has knocked everything except the lamp off the bedside table onto the floor. He doesn’t even play with the stuff that lands on the floor. He just knocks it off. At least I haven’t recently had any live roach toys being played with in the middle of the night on my bed.
mystery headaches are almost always the beginning of a cluster headache cycle for me. (sometimes you can even see it on my face if they’re particularly bad because i get pretty bad eyelid droop.) the most common cause (again, for me) is interrupted sleep. i’ve also read they can happen more when the seasons change.
i used to also get migraines but (knock on wood) i’ve been without one of those for some time now (years). i drink 2-3L of water a day, try to stick to my bedtime & screentime routines, and try to not eat trigger foods on consecutive days/at more than one meal/often/etc. (for example, raw garlic is one for some reason.)
and since i rarely drink anymore i no longer have to deal with hangover symptoms most of the time so there’s that, too.
Omg your like me except I still get migraines a couple times a month. Mine are mostly hormonal (even though I’ve had a hysterectomy) but still can be set off by season change, flashing lights, hot muggy days for days on end, too much screen time and a whole list of other shit. I do everything you do to prevent them too.
@star2236 ugh, my sympathies! my migraines always really pissed me off because i was prescribed migraine medication but i couldn’t take it because i had to take a double dose for it to work which got rid of the migraine but made me intensely nauseous there is a prescription anti nausea medication that is like magic, i swear nausea disappears almost instantly with it, i was prescribed it after surgery one time but they wouldn’t give it to me otherwise
I had a stroke and a blood clot on my brain a few years back so I’m really limited on what I can take. I’ve tried aimovig and ajovi but both have made me super sick and brought on migraines so it’s back to the drawing board.
My neurologist said I have to wait till later this year when a new drug comes for people like me but then it’s also if my insurance will cover it bc it’s brand new and stuff like that. Tons of fun.
Really, my neurologist gives it to me all the time for nausea. It’s the one they prescribe cancer pts. Even my general practitioner will prescribe it, you should try asking for it and saying it’s the only one that works.
I had a cerebral Venus thrombosis and not sure if my stroke was at the same time or the next day but thankfully I was already at the hospital when I had the stoke so they caught it fast. I have a lot of trouble with word association and memory issues and can no longer be on time for anything to save my life among other things. I did have to learn how to talk again but that was also partly due to the anterior cervical discectomy on my neck that I had done a month earlier. Thankfully I didn’t loose function in my limbs or anything like that but it’s definitely been a ruff couple of years trying to get back to what my “normal” of life is now. I read about your stoke and that doesn’t sound like any fun either. I hope you don’t have some of the horrible lasting effects from it. My hematologists wants to take me off my blood thinners even though I’m a favor five lighten but I won’t let him bc the only thing I really remember out of my three month hospital stay is the excruciating pain in my head and never want to experience anything like that again. I was in a really bad place mentally for a couple years after everything happened but one thing I do know is that talking about it helps. I don’t know how you feel if you ever need someone who understands I’m here.
Weather (barometric pressure changes), usually on a rainy day. Or if I consume dairy I get a full on migraine. Or dehydration, overheating, not enough sleep, too much/too little caffeine, or if I had more than two drinks the night before… But yeah as long as I take perfect care of myself and avoid delicious dairy and the weather stays nice then I’m in good shape!
There should have been a hormonal answer. You know the people who write this are men bc they never thought of that for woman.
Mine have always been hormonal, I even got a hysterectomy bc they (and my endometriosis) got so bad all I did was lay on the couch and go to the er. I still get them about twice a month even after seeing a neurologist for half my life. For me now it can also be set off by flashing light, too much screen time, weather (barometric change).
I always always drink lots of water, eat right, get lots of sleep and never forget to take my migraine medication.
my mystery headache was caused by 2 clogged arteries in my brain stem…which caused me to have a ischemic stroke June last year. They told my wife I had a less than 1% chance of survival…and yet here I am …God is good.
@fastharrydotcom indeed He is! Glad to hear of your recovery. Since my “near miss” I have spoken with a lot of folks who weren’t so missed and I am grateful for what did not happen to me that could have and humbled by the resilience of others.