I have had migraines for about 7-8- years now. It started out that I was turning red/purple over different parts of my body for several hours until later it effected my whole body. I developed numbness in my feet hands/lower leg. I saw flashing sparkles and zigzags. My speech started going out and I would get confused. I had no pain in my head. It took a long time to diagnose (every kind of doctor). The Mayo Clinic was able to determine I had migraine with aura and a mild vasculitis. About a year later, I began having the headache pain. I went through every type of medicine available. Verapamil is the only thing that seemed to reduce the number down from 2-4 episodes per week to maybe 1 every couple of months.
However, recently my migraines have seemed to switch and I am having them daily for over a month now. I thought it was a flair up and went to the E.R. to knock out the pain (this one was bad and I could hardly see). I have gone back to the Doctors which resulted in a raise in meds (verapamil and gabapentin) What is concerning is I have developed a ringing in my ears/head now for over two weeks. Not sure what this means. I have pain on the arteries in my head (mainly left), shoulder and neck pain, my left side of my head and face are "numb" feeling (not sure if this is the gabapentin that I am taking). To me, it sounds like temperal artery issues which I just got off of steroids with no help. I do not know what kind of doctor I should be seeing for this or what tests/steps I should be taking. I live in a small town with no specialists and I have to do research to present to my doctor and ask for things/tests/suggestions. I have had to have 4 narcotics shots in the past month which I have never had to do before. Not sure what to do from this point.