I hope to share some information that will help migraine sufferers. Perhaps someone else has already shared this information in this forum, so forgive this newbie if this is old news.
I’m 43, and I suffered for years from migraine with auras. I seem to have outgrown them, but I will never forget what they were like.
I once received a direct injection of Imitrex, and it worked well. I never tried the oral version of Imitrex. For most attacks, I used a home remedy that I have recommended to others, and they tell me it works for them as well.
When auras would appear, I would rub Ben-Gay (I imagine a different brand name of heating sports cream would also work) into my scalp, wrap a towel around my head, and sleep (if I could) in a dark room.
It worked. Every time. For years. And it has worked for others.
It did not always eliminate all the pain, but it made the pain manageable. And my pain would typically last about 3 days, during which time I had to be careful to not make sudden moves.
I can’t promise it will work for you, but it is relatively risk-free. Just be sure to keep the cream away from your eyes. Even if it gets close, it can burn..
I hope this helps.