Almost 39 years and going strong…

I had my 1st migraine in 4th grade. My mom recognized it pretty quickly because she suffered from them, as well. They weren’t too bad until High School but still only a few a month. College they became pretty bad but I just did what I could, ignored the pain and went about my life. This was ’82-’86 and there was n where to really turn and neuroligists either HAD to fix you or they lost interest in you.

They were pretty good during the next 10-15 years and then they started becoming very bad and very often, almost daily. I had a great, excitig job that kept my mind off of them and that helped but I switched careers and became a social worker, very stressful, and in 2007 moved from my hometown of Chicago to SW Florida which started my Chronic migraines.

I have been taking Botox for a little over a year, Topamax for almost 10, and I am trying to get off of Inderal because I have no energy on it.

I have lots of emergency meds, Imitrex, Maxalt-mlt, Ketorolac, prednisone, promethazine, and flexerril. Still have migraines about 10-15 times a month but an Imitrex usually gets rid of it for the day.

Too bad I can’t take one everyday.

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