Are they still migraines if you don't have the usual symptoms?

Are they still migraines if you don't have the usual symptoms?

I've been told my chronic headaches aren't actually migraines because they don't follow the normal patterns. First, they are whole head every day, all day pain, not just centered in one area of the head. Also, I don't have any of the triggers or reactions like most people - no light sensitivity, no nausea, no auras, nothing. Just constant, steady pain. Does anybody else have this same problem?

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

The doctors have no clue. So, I've been on pain management through the VA which has been Tizanadine(a muscle relaxant) as needed since the beginning, a couple other meds at night to help me sleep and the Botox for the last two years. Now, I'll try the Aimovig to see what it does. Since the headaches weren't service related, the VA wasn't really invested in doing more. Now, I also have Medicaid and am going to see a civilian neurologist in July, so hopefully I can start finding real answers.

posted 7 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I hope and pray you find yourself a good doctor that listens, believes and is educated enough to help you increase your quality of life. Wishing you many more good days 💜🌼.

posted 5 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I have found a new dr that is a migraine/ pain management specialist. He has been waiting on records from previous dr. It is very aggravating that they have not sent records. He has just prescribed Lamictal to try and get a preventative that works. But he says he thinks he can help me. I am praying he is right.

posted 5 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I'm 60 years old. Have migraine headaches since, I was 13. Everyone thinks that they are from puberty, but no, me an early bloomer at age 7.

posted 6 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

May I ask your age? Migraines evolved throughout my life, into a conglomeration of symptoms. Is there any family history of migraine? I am hopeful for my two children with migraine and all those who face life, on the migraine roller coaster, that research produces more educated headache/migraine specialists who are ready, willing and able, to help us have a life well lived.

posted 6 months ago
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