I am new to this forum, and want to introduce myself.
I am 31 years old and I have suffered from migraines since before I had the vocabulary to describe my pain. For most of that time they were frequent, occurring every 1-3 months at minimum. In high school I began trying to seek treatment only to be treated as a hypochondriach. I gave up for several years.
After college I found a doctor who took me seriously. We've settled on Maxalt as a treatment, though I have no aura and often wake in full blown migraine. In the case that the Maxalt doesn't work, I take a prescription pain medication to make it through the typically three-day cycle.
A few years back I had a car accident. In treating the whiplash with massage, I found a significant decrease in frequency, though not severity, of my migraines. Since then I have sought monthly massage. This help more than anything else.
Now I am pregnant with my first child. For the first time in years, my migraines are occurring almost bi-weekly. I've increased the frequency of massage, but am struggling to manage the pain on Tylenol (which does next to nothing). I am joining this forum now in the hopes of getting support as I address this new migraine challenge.