- CASE FILE
Chronic daily migraines, resulted from viral meningitis 6 years ago
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
2012 diagnosis of viral meningitis after 2 weeks of illness & 2 ER visits. GP took look at blood work and admitted to hospital .MRI also showed brain aneurysm no rupture, but later repaired with coiling and stent. Spinal tap diagnosed viral meningitis. I have had a migraine everyday since. Some days are more functional, others I'm bedridden. Lost job due to migraines. On disability. Told aneurysm has nothing to do with headache be several doctors. Weather affects headache severity. Light sensitive, flashes of lights will send into severe migraine. I've tried biofeedback, relaxation, had nerve blocks, tried various migraine meds, Lyrica, Botox injections every 3 months for about 5 years now; Monthly shots of Aimovig (erenumab-aooe), (an FDA-approved CGRP receptor blocker) for a year, and now trying Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) (a calcitonin-gene related peptide antagonist). So far neither have reduced the numbers of days of the migraine or severity. I just try to keep busy around the house but exertion like mowing lawn can also make headaches worse. Just recently changed neurologist and she is reducing Percocet dosage (only took when headache was intolerable) and other mix of meds. Recently annual physical showed thyroid was low and B-12 levels, as well a per-diabetic (due to carbs intake to quell nausea). Now taking thyroid med and B-12 supplement on top of other scripts and supplements. Hoping something new or another persons perspective can help manage the pain daily.