Thanksgiving day, I came down with a terrible migraine. Since then, it has faded and returned irregularly, but never actually gone away. It doesn’t change and the source seems impossible to find.
If it was food related, it would have gone away by now.
A muscle in my back has bothered me off and on, but stretching and exercise doesn’t help the migraine (exercise makes it worse). Massaging the muscles do not seem to help either. I’ve done everything from the balls of my feet, to the ridges that develop on my scalp when I have a migraine to no avail.
I’m due for my next Depo-Provera shot, but I only came due for the hormone boost this week. Besides, hormone migraines are in a different area of my head than this migraine and I don’t develop the scalp ridges with hormone migraines.
My sinuses have bothered me some during this time, but it isn’t constant and it isn’t centered in a normal sinus area… it’s centered in my “migraine center,” a specific spot in my brain that hurts when I have a “real migraine.”
My stress levels are a little high, but tension and stress headaches happen in my neck, not the front of my head. Also, they don’t cause the burning sensation that I get when I have a migraine.
It’s very weird. I don’t know what to do for it at this point. I’ve stopped taking drugs thinking it was the medications to treat it that were keeping it fueled, but that didn’t help. Now, I’m back to taking them and getting only minor relief. My scans are as normal as ever. There’s no reason for me to have a migraine for over a month… but I do and I can’t break the pain cycle or figure out the source. Very irritating.