Mine started at about the age you are at and can easily be related to
depression, as mine were. I never went to a doctor for mine but found that
many times aspirin would make them go away. I took lots of aspirin - 3 at
a time, and every hour or so. I soon learned the symptoms of when they
were coming on and could stop them with aspirin alone. Eventually - about
age 25 they came with flashing lights.
The teen years can be a very difficult time in life. Your body
including your brain is constantly changing and your hormones are running on
nitro while your parents, church (if you belong to one), and society in general
are screaming at you to be celibate, at which time you're trying to figure out
the opposite sex. The teen years really can be difficult and give yourself
credit for getting to age 18. At 18 you are old enough and smart enough to
fight on the front lines for our country and kill people yet often times parents
and relatives still treat you like an infant.
My headaches were related to childhood abuse, physical, mental, and
sexual. As you are growing up you have to rationalize that you are not
being abused because you view your parents as "normal" maybe even
perfect, even though they may yell at you, call you names, or even hit
you. If you feel you don't live up to their idealistic expectations - that
is abuse as well. So many of us create a lot of pain in childhood and
don't acknowledge it because we feel that somehow it would be admitting that we
are "weak" and we try to appear strong.
Do you ever have thoughts of suicide? I did. I eventually got
through my depression and headaches with meditation, after a lot of searching
I agree that what have been prescribed are probably not going to help your
condition. I suggest that you see if you can find some counseling and
begin to work on that depression (without drugs) and if you delve into that, you
will find what's behind your migraines.