Migraine

I am 53 yr old and I get severe migraines. My mom and sisters do also. Lately they are getting worse. I have pain behind my eye to the top of my head. Lights and some sounds hurt. I can’t see through my eye clearly. I vomit and there is aura. This always lasts 3 days. Then one day later the migraine goes to the other eye. I am in bed in the dark for 6 days. They have been getting more painful and coming more often. I take vitamins b2 riboflavin 200mg and magnesium 500mg. When I feel the migraine coming I take maxalt with very little relief. I have tried botox but that Wears off in 6 weeks then the migraine hits and is even more painful. I can’t go to work so I call off this happens alot so I get fired. Once I tried to go to my doctor and I crashed my car over the parking cement slots. It’s very blurry in the eye and I can’t look at any lights. I use to get migraines once a month but now it’s every week. I am at my wits end and don’t know what to do. I get a job then the migraine hits and I get fired. This has been going on for the last 2 yrs. I can barely make rent. I try to work as much as I can. This is all getting to be too much.

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  • Kristy
    2 years ago

    I can relate to your struggles with work. I too had issues having to leave or call in frequently. I did have my neurologist complete intermittent FMLA paperwork which allowed me to be off when a migraine attack hit without affecting my job. Which the lights, computers, and smells still became too much, I filed for disability eventually and I was so thankful for all that documentation for all my suffering and was approved my first time filing. Still working with my doctors on the right preventatives.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    2 years ago

    Dear Lisaone,
    Thank you greatly for sharing your personal migraine story with us. I am so extremely sorry to hear how much pain your are enduring and how much you are struggling. I know it must be very challenging to try and stay positive, but please do not give up hope for better days ahead! I know it may seem like you have tried everything, but there are over 100+ treatments that may be considered. You can read more about the topic in these two articles –
    https://migraine.com/blog/ive-tried-everything-2/
    https://migraine.com/blog/tried-them-all/

    Also, do you mind if I ask if you have seen and/or considered seeing a true headache/migraine specialist? Here is an article which you may find helpful to review. – https://migraine.com/blog/why-we-ask-about-your-doctor/

    Thank you again for reaching out and please always feel free to do so. We are always here for support.
    Sending you loads of good energy.
    Warmly,
    Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

  • Lisaone author
    2 years ago

    Thank you so much for responding so quickly. I have see my PC doctor and neurologist for botox. Botox worked but as soon as it wore off in 6 weeks the migraine hit worse than before. I read both articles and do see a glimmer of hope. I will look for a headache specialist asap.
    Thank you again for all your help.

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