Migraines and Headaches
Suffering headaches and migraines as part of your FND symptoms can at some points be very unpleasant. Luckily for most people suffering from a headache or migraine happens every so ofter and can be quickly cured by other the counter pain killers i.e. Paracetamol and taking a well needed rest from your daily activities.
Migraines are much more than a headache and of course having a migraine constantly can defiantly take its toll if this is a regular FND symptom for you. Which can lead to the diagnosis of a chronic migraine.
Diagnosis of Chronic Migraines
A diagnosis of Chronic Migraines can be given by your GP and they can advise you the best course of treatment/medication to ease tension.
If you suffer from migraines more than 4 times a month and they usually last more than 30 minutes its always best to contact your GP. To rule out causes of the migraine and focus on treatment.
Treatment of Chronic Migraines
Unfortunately, there is no known treatment to chronic migraines. That being said there are many ways in which your GP will work with you to ease the pain and length of these migraines. There is a variety of medications that have been specifically designed to help with chronic migraines. Also there is some associated medication used to treat other conditions/disorders may also help with or prevent migraines.
The most effective pain relieving medication should be used as soon as possible if you experience the the above signs. The most common medication is the below:
- Anti-nausea medication
- Opioid medications
- Glucocorticoids (prednisone, dexamethasone)
My Experience with Headaches & Migraines
Luckily I have not experienced this type of FND symptom before or after my diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder. I have however spoken to other FND sufferers and from what I have been told, this can be a very uncomfortable symptom. As you have read previously above there is not currently a complete cure to Chronic Migraines but noticing this symptom as soon as possible. Will defiantly get you on the right track to try and manage your migraines and make them less frequent.