This may seem like a random question. But what sort of pattern do migraines follow for most people? Do people get them and then get worse and worse? Or do you hit a certain age and improve (a friend told me hers disappeared at menopause.) Or is it something else?
One of the things I've struggled with recently as I've tried to adapt to this "new normal" that includes twenty pills and vitamis a day, eliminating what feels like 80% of the food I used to eat, no longer going to restaurants or movies and not being able to watch TV no matter what glasses I try because the light sensitivity is so bad, is that i'm terrified, paralyzed sometimes, that as quickly as I went from 1-2 episodic migraines per month that started in my 30's to five years later suddenly, seemingly randomly being struck down by 4-5 awful ones per week. Finally, months and two neurologists later, I'm having one per week, which can be knocked out by medication, so long as I sit in my house and don't turn on any of the lights. I'm a teacher (so think fluorescent lights) and will go back to work soon and am terrified more light exposure will make me sick again, or that my planned measures of turning off the fluorescents and using natural window lighting and lamps will still make me sick somehow... and I guess that's really the scariest thing, not being able to look at this and have any way to understand what caused me to get so randomly sick all of a sudden and not knowing if, even after adjusting to everything, should I expect that a year from now or 5 years I'm probably going to have another nosedive? It's not particularly fun to think of never watching TV again, but I know some people have it a lot worse too. But then with how quickly this struck, I felt blindsided--and before I was so healthy.