I am over 50 and have had very few headaches in my lifetime( caused a lot I am sure). About 10 months ago I was awakened with horrific eye pain in my right eye. I could not stay in bed. I had profuse watering and intense pain. At first, they occured about once a month. I have had three migraines in the last 12 days. I went to my Primary Care who said it sounded like 'cluster headaches', then the opthamologist said my eyes were healthy and it could be 'occipital migraine'..my neurologist said 'migraine'. He put me on topomax. I just started this week@ 25 mg...I travel 99% for my job...I don't know if it's related but, the migraines seemed to have started after I was rear ended for the 5th time in 6 years and had a good case of cervial strain...again. I have tried to track things that might tigger the onset. My medicines and diet hasn't changed in several years. I am totally at the 'beginner's stage'...looking for things to help cope, especially when I am on the road.
Published On: November 07, 2007