I usually have only 2 migraines per year, but I have had 3 in the past 2 weeks. My boss is frustrated with me, as I have to go home when it starts. I am afraid to eat anything, I don’t know what’s causing them. I had one yesterday, and now I’m afraid to go anywhere (I want to go to church). My doctor give me Zomig, but it doesn’t help with the severe after pain. rid.
Are you keeping a Migraine diary? If not, start one. See Your Migraine and Headache Diary for information and a downloadable diary workbook. You need to identify your triggers. There are many triggers that can be managed, so trigger identification is important.
Make an appointment with your doctor. Always consult your doctor when you have new symptoms or your pattern changes as yours has. It’s not clear what you mean by “after pain,” but talk with your doctor about other medications to take when you get a Migraine. Zomig is one of seven triptan medications to abort Migraine attacks. It’s well worth discussing the others with your doctor and trying them. Your doctor should have samples that you can try before filling a prescription.
It wasn’t very clear what your question is, but we hope this will help.
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Last updated July 6, 2008.