Causes And Overcome A Prolonged Migraine?
Hello Devim, thanks for the question.
I'm sorry for what happened to you. Migraine is indeed a disorder that can cause a decrease in one's productivity, as well as cause a decrease in social abilities. Chronic migraine as you experience, is said to be chronic if there are a total of 15 days or more in 1 month, when someone experiences a migraine attack. International studies say that about 20% of women and 10% of men have experienced migraine episodes in their lives.
Migraines are most often felt on the head. In some cases, migraines can be felt on both sides of the head, either on the front of the head, back, or in rare cases, can be felt on the face. The pain ranges from moderate to severe, on the pain scale. Generally pulsating or throbbing, and heavy with certain positions, certain movements, or under certain conditions. Certain conditions such as:
changes in hormone levels (this is likely to cause migraine pain to intensify during menstruation. Often referred to as hormonal headache.) lack of rest (for example, lack of quality sleep at night) psychological stress. Symptoms of pain are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and sensitivity to certain light, sound, or odors. About 20% of people with migraine, have a sign before the start of the attack, called an aura. Aura can be visual, auditory (hearing), or nauseous. Examples of aura are flashes or floaters on vision, partial loss of vision, sensitivity to certain sounds and odors. Aura can also be a sudden fatigue, or the emergence of numbness and tingling in the body.
Migraine causes are not yet clear. Genetic factors are thought to play a role. Other possible reasons are:
Psychic stress. Mental disorders. Consumption or withdrawal of certain drugs. Alcohol effect. Caffeine excess. Narcotics effect. Inflammation of the brain or the lining of the brain. There is a mass in the brain. Dilation of cerebral blood vessels. The actions you take are appropriate, namely consultation with a neurologist. You can try a second opinion to a neurologist in a type A hospital, even better if the hospital has a pain center. The doctor may need to do an imaging such as an MRI or CT scan with or without contrast. The doctor may also need to have a blood sample checked in the laboratory. I do not know, what analgesics cause allergies to you. There are several other analgesic options, besides analgesics that are sold freely. Your doctor may try triptan, ergot, or last resort opioid groups. However, all of these drugs are hard drugs, are not sold freely, are not easy to obtain, may not be used for long periods of time, and must be taken under strict supervision of a doctor. Your doctor may also try several methods of preventive medicine with beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin inhibitors, and anticonvulsants.
You can try prevention methods or methods to reduce pain by:
Relaxation. Recognize and avoid stress factors as much as possible. Improved sleep patterns. Moderate intensity exercise routinely, 3-5 times a week, at least 30 minutes. Drink 2 L of water per day (dehydration is thought to trigger migraines). Stretch your head and shoulder muscles. Thus the information from me, hopefully you can find the right solution soon. Regards.