Cindy's Journey with chronic migraines
Hello, My name is Cindy and I am a chronic migraine sufferer. I have dealt with migraines for over 20 years, but the past two years my migraines have gotten more intense. I had epilepsy brain surgery in 2002 and though it was very successful and I no longer have seizures, I am left to deal with migraines on a daily basis.
I have tried many migraine medications and other therapy to help deal with this disease...here is a list of a few meds and treatments I've tried with no success...Imitrex, maxalt, frova, relpax, midrin, zanaflex, toradol, loratab, fioricet, klonipan, topamax, coQ10, feverfew, butterbur, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, migranal nasal spray, DHE protocol, botox injections, massage therapy, chiropractor. None of these treatments have given me any relief, but I refuse to give up HOPE! I never gave up on hope that I would one day be seizure FREE and I am! Staying positive that the doctors will find a treatment that will help me is what keeps me going and my faith in God!
Though I've suffered through seizures, brain surgery, and now migraines, it's made me the person I am today. I am much more compassionate and understanding for those who are going through the same pain and pray that even if I just help one person than it was all worth my pain. If God can use what I've been through to bring Him glory and for me to help others than that is my purpose and I feel blessed to help others to deal with and understand their physcial and emotional side of this terrible migraine disease. I'm looking forward to the day our doctors can say we have a cure for migraine disease. There is always HOPE in everything when we have the faith to believe!
When it comes to planning vacations or other events where travel is required, how much does migraine factor into your decision-making?