9 Years and Counting
It's been 9 years. On any given day my headache is at around a 3. It gets worse. (These days its almost always worse more like a 7-9) I have been to 3 neurologists, gone through 3 GP's, 3 psychologists, 2 psychiatrists, an ENT, an allergist, an ophthalmologist, laser eye surgery, a naturalpath countless hospital visits, craniosacral and osteopathic manual therapy, and who can remember what else to get to where I am now.
I have tried so many medications some which have had horrible side effects (including giving me ulcers) and whatnot I can't even list them so I'll go with what I'm doing now..
50mg of Topirimate in the morning
150mg Topirimate at night
200 units of Botox every 10 weeks
Zomatripaline when I get a migraine (and when that doesn't work after a second dose, I also take another 50mg of Topirimate, and if that doesn't help I end up taking 50mg of benadryl because that just knocks me right out)
With all that I used to be a Kindergarten - Grade 8 music teacher for my local school board, but who wants to have a teacher who misses school all the time because of migraines. So then I became just a regular supply teacher. Now I'm looking into other jobs when I can. I'm going back to school (night school 3x a week when I can actually make it to class) to become a Paralegal. It sounds good but basically my migraines have become so unbearable that I'm basically a 29 year old unemployed migraine sufferer that's back in school and relies on her boyfriend to pay for everything and who can't even hold up her end of the bills/household tasks because she has difficulty getting out of bed or even taking a shower most days (I'm a delight - have I mentioned).
I used to be able to look at the bright side - its only migraines, it could be worse. But thats long since passed. My migraines have taken over my life and made everything horrific and icky and terrible. Its like a horror movie where I'm trapped in a life I don't want and I'm just waiting for the movie to end and the constant pain to stop.
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