I was diagnosed with chronic Migraines when I was 12 years old I get really bad aura with them especially visual aura. So I saw a neurologist and have been taking pills without success since then. Currently I have tried all the pills available and the only 2 options I have left is Botox or the new injection aimovig, so I’m going to try the aimovig first. I’m 22 years old I just graduated from culinary school, I’m a pastry chef but I’m worried that I made the wrong decision. I have a job but within the last couple of months I have missed a total of 3 weeks because of my migraines being so out of control. And I take my medication every day and my rescue medicine every time I feel a migraine coming and I understand that it’s not my fault that I have chronic Migraines, but I feel like such a loser. I can’t drive ever due to my migraines and other eye problems, I can’t work to support myself and I feel like I have made everything worse by going to school for something that I might not be able to do. But don’t get me wrong! I love being a pastry chef, creating desserts and baking is so much fun and it’s something I really enjoy but looking at it now I feel like I was foolish and chose a career that I liked with out thinking of my limitations.
I’m just running out of hope for things to get better, all the pills I have taken would work for a couple months and then we are back on the same spot, and I can’t help but think no matter what medication I am on it is going to be the same cycle. I want to be able to support myself and my family instead of being a burden on them. So I guess my question is if you guys know of a job that you can do even if you have a migraine or something related to pastry that is still achievable with chronic Migraines?