Have you tried, rubbing lemons on your head?? It worked for my cousin's sister's mother. Garlic!!!!That is what you need. What about Sudafed??. It is probably allergies. You just need to get out and get some sun, you need vitamin D. This is just some of the stuff we hear from well meaning non sufferers.
We are chronic!!! For us the best hope is that we can manage our pain. We aren't going to get better unless there is a cure or better management. So far there are NO MEDICATIONS PRIMARILY FOR CHRONIC MIGRAINE. There have been no new migraine-specific medications produced since Imitrex in 1992. Botox is a cosmetic treatment that has had positive results in chronic migrainuers. It was not created as a medical treatment, we just got lucky with that one. I have an nerve stimulator, it isn't approved by the FDA yet. It is also not a drug. There needs to be more research, but that is another blog.
We have tried everything out there that seemed reasonably possible and even those that weren't so reasonable out of shear desperation. We've seen allergists, dentists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, neurologist, cardiologist, ear/nose/throat specialists even reiki practioner. We have changed out diet, excluded items and added new things. We've had tests EEG, MRI, MRA, blood tests, some have had spinal taps just to rule out some other condition. There has been a laundry list of medications month after month with little or no relief. We have rubbed our bellies and patted our heads while singing the star spangled banner and jumping on one foot. We would wear an antenna on our head if it would help. We have done everything we can to not be prisoners of this disease.
We are tattered, pain ridden version of our former lives where we are expected to behave as if nothing has changed. We have to rely on raising awareness to expect to be treated humanely. If an animal were in the amount of pain that we have to live with, it would be put down, but, because we can function and have opposing thumbs we have to suck it up. For the record, those of us in agonizing amounts of pain becoming addicted to pain meds is like saying that a healthy person is addicted to breathing. The pain meds rarely even take the edge of of some of the migraines that we suffer from. If you had any clue at all, you would never say have you tried........