My sister has had migranes for years. She has recently started seeing a chiropracter and her headaches have gone away. Just an idea. I hope you can find some relief.
I have an appointment with my chiropracter this morning for physical therapy. That is one of the suggestions from the doctor before trying the nerve block. Hopefully this will work for me too. I know it has helped with the migraines before so I'm hopefull it will help cut down the inflamation putting pressure on this nerve.
I DO NOT suffer from migraines, however I do get a similar head "pain" that you're talking about. I was diagnosed with idiopathic stabbing headaches in high school. It was a sharp pain in the exact same location you speak of. It hurts BAD, but lasts from a few seconds to up to a minute. Sometimes little "waves" of them in a series of 5 minutes. I used to have to pull over, as they cause tunnel version or momentary blindness (literally seconds). I was terrified. I was prescribed a blood pressure medication. HOWEVER, I did not have high blood pressure (low actually and had to be monitored carefully on it so it didn't get too low). It worked for awhile, and I"m not sure if they just didn't help or I just didn't refill my prescription. Either way, they just stopped happening. During high stress times I will get "attacks" of them, and they generally go away. I also find if I increase my caffeine they will occur. Take close note of if you are eating or drinking anything differently. I wasn't at the time, but they reoccur now because of those things. Stress is a major indicator. Unfortunately there's not much they can do, as it's "idiopathic" so they don't know what's causing it.
Also something to note. The location of the pain will typically move forward , up over the top of the head towards the eyes as time progresses. Keep us posted.
Oh gosh, I wonder if whatever could be causing it is somehow attacking other nerves (trigeminal nerve) causing trigeminal neuralgia. I was reading up on this and came across that and that sounds horrible. This attack was the first time it started in my ear though. On Friday I thought I had an ear infection with stabbing pains in my ear and on Sunday all the pain was gone except for the scalp sensitivity. Then it hit full force with the ear and the head pain occuring a minimum of 4-5 times a minute up almost constantly throughout the day.
I do agree that that some things work for others and don't for others. Zomig doesn't work for me, there is another that it's like eating a sugar pill too, doesn't do sqaut for the migraines. The Dr. said to take it on the first signs of migraines, I'm not sure about you guys, but I can tell pretty early sometimes 4-6 hours before I actually have a migraine. Then the blinding light, the ringing in my ears, the warping sound in my head... (I SOUND LIKE A SKITZO!, LOL) I took Zomig, and CRAP I can't think of the other medication either, but neither works. Am I the only one that has tried these two and they don't work for them?
Is it Imitrex? That is what I've taken for years. Have you tried the injection? The pills give me slow relief but the shots are very quick. I do get some heart racing still after taking them but after laying down for about a half an hour I have much relief.
Good luck w/ the Neurontin! I tried it for another condition, it cause too much "fuzzy brain" for me.
Narcotics are a no-no for me w/ migraines-they make them 100x worse!
I asked for Imitrex, but after a Holter test last year I was dx'd w/ irregular heartbeat- so they said no Imitrex but instead called in Midrin. It works okay most of the times.
I definitely am feeling fuzzy brain but I wondered if it is the sensitivity I'm feeling. Almost a painfully numb feeling but I feel it all over my head with extra sensitivity in my "zap area" and feel kind of confused. Not a good time for me to be starting a new account, but probably better than I would feel if I had the nerve block they are talking about.