Hi! I'm new here. Just need a place to tell my story, and perhaps get some necessary help.
This morning I woke up with the migraine again, this is now day 6, off and on, but mostly on. I go through phases like this, where it seems I cannot escape the pain, then they might suddenly improve drastically, down to once or twice a week, and back again. The right side of my forehead feels like my skull is going to explode right off, or my brain is going to come through my temple, and the back of my neck, at the very point where it connects to the skull feels like I'm being stabbed with an icepick. This is the same pain as always, it rarely varies, and causes nausea, extreme light sensitivity and pressure behind the eyes like they want to just pop right out of there, and the dreaded panic attacks. No medicine the neurologist has tried helps to prevent them, but thankfully, the triptans prescribed do give me temporary relief. I've had multiple CT scans, MRI scans, X-rays, and blood tests. The only thing that showed up is rather severe arthritis in my neck. I also suffer from rather extreme allergies, meniere's disease, interstitial cystitis (under control), and asthma. I believe it is likely that I have mast cell activation syndrome, but have not as of yet found a doctor who is able to assess me, here on the outskirts of Atlanta. That pretty much covers the physical. The mental impacts of all of this can be quite a bundle as well, as I'm sure you folks understand. Today is a rough day, but I'll get through it. Thanks for listening.