My constant companion

All our family suffered migraines. I knew my mum saw flashing lights, my sis had to lay down for days in a blackened room. I knew of their pain until I was 18 my first migraine came & I thought I was dying. I could barely stand, was sick etc.. as I got older they got worse. Until one day I woke up unable to move, walk, talk. I was terrified. A doctor was called, I was taken straight to the hospital and had a brainscan as they were sure it was a major stroke. I had to go for physiotherapy to help me walk etc. I was eventually diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines. I had my daughter 8 years ago and the hormones made it worse. I now get the headpains and stroke like effects and coma effects. Tremors, severe weakness right side with loss of strength, body jerks, loss of speech/slurred speech, etc. One minute you’re fine the next you’re in a pathetic heap hating yourself. I feel no one believes how bad this can get. I have heard over and over “you were fine a second ago” now you have snakes etc, how convienent…. stop putting it on etc. All I want for christmas is for people to realise I do not do it for attention, I dont put it on, I have no control over when it comes and its me that cannot speak. And it cannot be cured….
I cannot be fixed….

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