I have had a migraine since yesterday that has been acute all of today. Because when I went to bed with that nasty migraine not only did I have the pain to deal with I got vertigo lying down.
You get the point. On a rollercoaster ride I could not get off. It began to make me feel rather ill actually. More than rather. I needed to get up. Staggered about for a bit. Tried sleeping again. Same thing. So I got up and did some writing on the computer for a few hours. Eventually took a short hour nap on the couch.
A nap is not enough to kill a migraine like this. Sleep deprivation means migraine all day. Brutal migraine all day. Of course my tripan did nothing at that point.
However I had an appointment in the city. So the long drive did kick in the vertigo more and more nausea. So there was that. Now there vertigo is here to stay.
Still have the pain. And massively bad neck pain, jaw pain and facial pain as well.
So how does on get to sleep like this? With a migraine kicker that is how. My sleeping pill fails at a migraine that is a high 8 and a 9. Usually I don’t do anything about it because I hope that eventually I will get to sleep sometime in the range of the dawn hours and get some sleep. If not then it is a real bad day. The next day I may take a kicker… something that works with a sleeping pill to give it a kick. Something like trazadone which is often given to help people sleep but never did anything for me, by itself, but with a sleeping pill works much better. I have something else I forget the name of that is off-label for sleep. It works well with the sleeping pill but I am an utter zombie the next day… but I sleep. And I do not wake up with the migraine. Which means kicking a potential status migraine in the butt. Usually. I don’t take it all the time because I believe it would work less if I did and also I seriously cannot function the next day when I do, but it serves its purpose for breaking a migraine caused by sleep deprivation.
I have nothing else I can try but to sleep and hope I shake the migraine. I already tried a triptan and I cannot take another. I took painkillers yesterday so cannot take them today, and one painkiller will not cut it for this level of pain.