Help! I live in the Southern hemisphere - so it’s mid-summer here. I have been getting migraines since 2013, and seriously for the last 2-3 years. They are infinitely worse in summer - so right now is my own personal hell. Enough so that my doctor made a referral to a neurologist after my last MRI (Jan '19) showed that there has been some deterioration in parts of my brain (L/R parietal lobe). Because of COVID-19, I’m still waiting to see the neuro.
The migraines are worse in the summer, when it’s hot and bright.
I’ve been undergoing neck manipulation (on advice from a migraine clinic) for a while now, to no real effect. I have glasses, and am due for an eye check, but historically it has made no difference to the severity / frequency of my migraines. It’s to the point now it is affecting my life quite severely.
Has anyone any tips or ideas for possible triggers, or things that have helped bring them relief? I found a hotpack on my head helps, and I have a script for sumatriptin which works 95% of the time (but leaves me feeling ‘hungover’ for the rest of the day).
I work shiftwork - 3 days on / 3 off type thing. I typically get a migraine or a cluster headache (2-3 days of a sore head and feeling unable to do much) on my first day off! So that by the time I recover I’m back at work. I rarely get them on workdays. Very unfair.