I have had migraines since I was a child. Sometimes I can go weeks without them, but not very often. Sometimes I have had them that lasted a whole month without a break.
The last several years its more like several a week. Sometimes on a good week just two. Sometimes 5 days of the week will be migraines, sometimes just one 4 day migraine.
I have found ways to function with them. Caffeine helps, over the counter migraine meds take the edge off, rest, avoiding sound and light, prescription medication, eating, and some days just ignoring them as best as I can, distractions help. I rarely miss work because of a migraine. If its a work day I do all of the above, and force myself to go into my classes. Sometimes they are so bad though I can’t stand to hear my own breathing, I need to wear a blindfold and hide behind a closed door. I hate this because there is nothing at all I can do except focus on the pain.
I have tried herbs, meds, diets, and all sorts of alternative remedies and nothing makes them go away.
Its been recently that I found out they are most likely caused by my Psoriatic Arthritis. When I think about it they probably started about the same time my Psoriasis started, preteen. But the truth is they aren’t 100% sure what causes any migraine.
Knowing that, as I sit here with depressed and unambitious on my third day of a migraine, I have some hope that the Remicade will actually help with the migraines.
Has anyone else with an auto immune or arthritis also suffer from chronic migraine?