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I dont know what to do anymore. I have serious migraines. I

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I dont know what to do anymore. I have serious migraines. I have to tie a band around my head and shut off all the lights. Im miserable and its taking a toll on my relationships.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.

I'm sorry you are struggling

Have you tried imitrex or daily preventive medicines?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have actually. My mother gets bad migraines as well and she gave one to try. I feel like nothing works for me. The weird thing too is that I did get a CT and nothing showed up! I don't understand.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
What medicine do you take daily Kim including over the counter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I take birth control, Trazadone for sleep. Advil, Ibuprofen and Excedrin. Oh! and my multivitamins... can't forget those!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Kim

I think what you are experiencing here is a medication overuse headache

I think you have underlying migraines but it is being made worse by all the medicines.

Here's an article about it

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rebound-headaches/DS00613

the first step is to wean off these drugs over a few days.

Then a daily preventive med should be instated

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
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