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I used to be a very active person in my younger years then one February day I woke to a aura I did not know what that was I thought I was having a stroke the doctor said it was a migraine and I did not any medication for it at the time I was so confused it put me to bed so for a year and one half I had a hospital bed in my apt and migraines 24/7 I was down 104 lbs and figured my life was over the emergency nurses knew me by name , I finally got a migraine doctor who gave me very expensive Meds that made me sick the only thing that got me out of that bed Amtripoline but somehow I lost the will to get out , what if a migraine hit if I was out ? I had spent my life fighting agoraphobia and had finally learned to cope I would not let myself be housebound but had anxiety attacks so when the migraines came I was not able to fight and did not want to go outside ! eventually I did go out even with a migraine It was strange how the world looked , I have been diagnosed with acute depression but have climbed to many mountains to give up my bad days are very very bad but my good days outnumber the bad and that's what I cling to every day .. to anyone please count your good days and do something special I know how you feel just don't give up ! Hope this made sense Susan Groves

  1. Hi Susan, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. So many people in the community can relate to the combination of depression and migraine. It seems like for many of us they come hand in hand. I thought I would share some articles with you about depression and migraine, in the event that's helpful.

    Here is a more general article about migraine and depression:, and a more personal story about someone else's journey:

    I'm also wondering if you're also engaging in therapy. I know that can be a sensitive topic, and that it's not a great fit for everyone. But there are therapists out there who specialize in helping people cope with chronic health conditions like migraine. That is something to consider if you have not already. It doesn't necessarily make the pain go away, but it can be helpful to have a space to freely share your thoughts, feelings, and frustrations with migraine.

    Wishing you well, and thank you for posting. Please don't hesitate to comment if you're looking for any other resources. We are here to help 😀. - Cody (Team Member)

    1. Susan, it's always nice to see you here! I commend you on your willingness to put your experience out there for the community. So many people are in similar situations and struggles as we are, but they feel isolated and alone until they find our community. We are brave, resourceful, and resilient people who learn from each other's experiences and share our own. I can feel your pain in your words about what you have experienced. Climbing those mountains is a testimony of the tests you conquered as you climbed, but just as important are those same tests and testimonies you experienced walking through the valleys between your mountains. Finding anchors to help us along the journey is important. My big three are faith, love, and hope. You are certainly showing us that it is possible! Please keep sharing your experiences. Warmly, Cheryl team

      1. Cheryl Picerno

        1. Thanks as you said my three are faith survivor and my higher power I am so glad I found this forum !

          1. We're so glad you're with us! Please keep in touch. Warmly- Holly team

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