Coming into my own-- Accepting my Migraines
Last updated: October 2022
Hi world-- Hi Migraineurs.
I don't really remember my life without migraines.
I started experiencing them when I was five and saw my first neurologist at seven.
I definitely remember having them at that age. I remember the zig zag pattern on the living room couch. I memorized that pattern when I'd lay with ice on my forehead, my face against the cushions, too nauseated to look at the tv.
I remember missing the Fourth of July in 1996. I got overheated in the sun and before I knew it I was benched for the night.
Oh and then there was that time I threw up at the Jennings Christmas Eve party in 1997 (I am glad Santa overlooked that grievance.)
The migraines became more frequent until they met my new teenage hormones and then became daily.
I went to college-- but had to come back because of uncontrollable migraines. My headaches are now doing better. I work from home (I am not strong enough to work a regular 9-5), I have a boyfriend and family that understands me and my migraines .
A friend asked me how I do this.. how we migraineurs do this?
I said "You just do." For me, this is all I have known.
Yes it sucks, it is painful, I have cried and cried and cried all over again about it. But on the other hand, I would not be who I am if I had not had this trial.
I will keep looking for the right cure and I won't stop. I've been to the Mayo Clinic, Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute and Emory searching for relief and answers. I talked to my Doctor about radiofrequency ablation today. I definitely had never heard of that until a few months ago, so you never know where relief could be! No matter what though, I will try and look at my migraines and this journey as an adventure.
Love and light everyone.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story.
How many medications do you take to manage your chronic migraines?