Mrs MP suffers from migraines. Of course, being Mrs MP she is not content to just have headaches, flashing lights and nausea she has to have the type of migraine that causes sinus pain. This (which sometimes happens twice a month) is an agony which she can only compare to acute toothache.
This is has been going on for years and although her GP tries to help I've decided, having read up on the disorder, that I have to get her GP to refer her to the migraine clinic at one of our local hospitals. I doubt that they will be able to "cure" her but, hopefully, being specialists, they will do more to manage her pain than the GP.
Now, I'm a great believer that when dealing with medics, anywhere, forewarned is forearmed. So, if anybody out there has personal experience of this type of migraine and has been successful in reducing its agony do, please, let me know what helped. One of the problems I find with doctors is that they always start off with the mildest treatments and have to be pushed quite forcefully into prescribing treatments that actually work. If Mrs MP knows what these will be beforehand she can start badgering the doctors for it straight away.
And please pray for Mrs MP. She is so miserable at the moment as her Christmas holiday has been pretty much ruined by it. And migraines and depression go together like pouring water onto a chip pan fire.