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Hi! Thanks. I’ve having migraine headaches for over a year now and they are progressively getting worse...blinding, sensitivity to light, and just pounding. This is now almost daily and lasting most of the day. It seems that I am only having a 2 day break now a month. I just want to stay in bed and vege. Thanks

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Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Daily and yes nausea

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I’m on several medications for depression and for failed back surgery syndrome

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Very sorry to hear about your health issues. You obviously need medications to prevent the migraine attacks . These include beta blockers like propanolol , tricyclics like amitriptyline or Dosulepin .

You are already on medications for other issues as you mentioned so it could also be a medication overuse headache .

During acute attacks you can use NSAIDs like ibuprofen or Naproxen . If these fail then Triptans like Zolmitriptan can be used . Triptans are actually the drug of choice for acute attacks of migraine .

You would obviously need to avoid triggers such as bright light ,loud noises , certain foods e,g chocolates etc .

You would need to consult a Neurologist for discussing all these options .

I hope you find this helpful.

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