HELP!!! Has anyone had Migraine Surgery? I'm in THAT much pain...

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HELP!!! Has anyone had Migraine Surgery? I'm in THAT much pain...

Post  SLW on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:56 pm

I am just speechless with how to even begin this topic. I have had severe headaches/migraines for 6 years. I'm almost 24 and I'm to the point that I can't deal with the pain anymore. I'm hoping someone can give me insight on what to do from here...

My fear is that I have been on so many medications, I now have rebound headaches. I have headaches from the time I get up to the time I go to bed. Right now, I'm on Keppra as a preventative (I have taken Depakote, Topamax, Neurontin, and Inderal in the past) and I take Fiorinal, Fioricet, Ultram, and Frova as needed. However, I take the "as needed" medications pretty much every day.

I have also tried 3 rounds of Botox. At first, I got major relief. But now, I am starting to get the daily headaches/migraines again. I was just at a new neurologist last week and he mentioned "migraine surgery." However, I was reading that if Botox doesn't work, then the surgery won't work. How true is this?

I'm just at my wits end. I'm crying now because I am so over the pain. I shouldn't be living in pain everyday at the age of 24. I feel like an addict with all the pills I take everyday and I just don't know how to control the pain. I want to stop taking the medication sooo bad, but if I don't take it, then my headache turns into a full-blown migraine.

If anyone can offer advice, it would be much appreciated. I also live in Charleston, SC, so if anyone knows of any great facilities that help sufferers like me that are nearby, please let me know.


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Re: HELP!!! Has anyone had Migraine Surgery? I'm in THAT much pain...

Post  lepoppet on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:34 pm

I'm actually considering this myself. Check out this page. There are a couple of doctors in SC.

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