I have been living with migraines since 2007. Usually I can control my migraine with medication like Tramadol and Axert. Now I can't even get to the Axert in time because I wake up and go to bed with the same migraine. I live with this all the time. Recently, though, when I have my migraine, I notice sensitive bumps/spots on the back of my head. I have spoken with my neurologist about it and she just switched me to Depakote, but the pain is still there. I work on the phone all day long and the pain gets worse. I really could use your help.
It may be time to consult a "true" Migraine specialist. Neurologists may be fine doctors, but the thing is, it's difficult for them to be experts in any one area because they treat so many different conditions like MS, stroke and epilepsy. And it's not that the doctor's not listening, rather, they really aren't well informed about Migraine disease. Migraine specialists treat one disease - ours - Migraines and headaches.
It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.