I have a severe migraine that isn't responding to any of my medications (torodol, relpax, norflex, over the counter sinus medication, advil, excedrin). I've had this headache for 4 days now and can't even function. I suffer from chronic sinus infections, and I do have a small pituitary tumor. However I was at the neurosurgeons office 4 days ago, and the doctor said he wanted to wait another 2 years and check it again. I've been treated for migraines for over 30 years, and it seems as though they are getting more intense and frequent. There is rarely a day go by that I don't have at least a mild headache. I've been admitted to the hospital several times over the years so the doctors could get the headache/pain under control for me. Now I've gotten to the point I'm having more "down" days where I cannot function at all then good days. I've even tried NOT taking any medication to see if it that might help. Are you able to suggest anything?
Like you I have a long history with migraines triggered by Sinus issues. What helped me- Singular 10mg daily, Allegra D, Nasonex 2x's daily, NeilMed sinus rinse and BC Powder(over the counter). I have tried every migraine med with no avail. However combining this treating allergies and headache has been my recipe for success the past 3-5yrs. Benadryl 50mg and 2packets of BC Power in the "GREEN" box works best to ease pain and pressure. Good luck!
If you are truly having migraines taking a beta blocker really does help in the long run. They say it doesnt always stop a headache in progress but at times I have found that it can. I suffered with migraines from the time I was in the fourth grade until I went on a beta blocker for my blood pressure in my 30's. Since then I hardly ever get them. I have also found that going to a chiropractor regularly also helps. As the previous poster said, Singulair and a nasal steroid spray will help get your allergy symptoms under control then you can deal with the other components of your headache. Mine were aggravated by TMJ, sinus and neck problems along with the migraine. Taking just a migraine med only never relieved the headaches all the way until I started addressing the other components of my headaches. Good Luck. I hope this helps a bit!
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