Migraines Constantly, How Do I Keep My Sanity?

Hi, I feel sorry for all of you, truly my heart breaks because we are all sufferers of something nobody understands.

I’m 43, and I’ve had migraines for years, but the past year I’ve had them five times a week. I can’t afford medical care, and live with my parents, so I go to a free clinic to get immitrex. Its gotten so bad, I only last every two weeks before I have to go back and everyone around me is very frustrated and angry that I can’t stop it. My sister told me to quit taking medicine. they don’t get it. without it I’d be suicidal, because I’m already there anyway. its hard. How do you keep your wits about you when you feel like a failure in everyone’s eyes?

Because the clinic is free, and has volunteer doctors, I’ve had to tell my story to ten different doctors last year. All of them except a few were arrogant in thinking Propanol was going to fix it. it didn’t. One pompously told me B2 was my cure and almost didn’t give me pills because of his certainty. it didn’t.

I think my migraines are due to Candida/Leaky Gut. I also had H Pylori last year. I’m at poverty level though so fixing my diet is very hard. I have managed to cut put wheat a year ago, but now I’m going to cut out sugar to see if there’s any hope.

I’m sorry were all going through this…

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  • 11 months ago

    I’m so sorry about your situation. This is a dumb question but have you ever gone to the emergency room? I wonder if they’d at least give you a brain scan or shot of something that would work better? They can’t turn you away at the emergency room.

  • Ronan
    11 months ago

    Hi MJEN

    I feel for you. Is there another free clinic you can go to? It may be worth while to write down your “story” so that every time you see a doctor you can give them the paper and ask them to read it. Check out the diet plans on the site. They can help. I live below the poverty line myself so I understand about food. But fruits and veggies are cheap and you only need to buy what you want to eat now. What do these clinics do in emergencies? Do they refer out? May be worth to ask. Sounds like you need to see a specialist.

  • mjen author
    11 months ago

    The free clinic I go to is the only one around here.

  • CinM
    11 months ago

    I agree, without Immitrex I would go insane. I take a preventative medicine everyday also that does help. I have had people get angry at me too. If they had to feel a true migraine for 1 hour they would understand how it is to feel like that which seems like all the time. I cut out sugar and it did make a big difference for me. I tried to eat all natural no food additatives or chemicals. If I eat anything not 100% natural I feel it. And it is so expensive. You can buy a whole cart full of junk or a small bag full of whole foods for the same price. I try to grow what I can in the summer and can it for the winter. I love when people say “wow you eat so well how do you do it” They don’t understand that if I eat one piece of chocolate or a jelly bean, or god forbide a piece of cake or dorritos, that I will be completely ill , in pain, and brain dead for 3 or 4 days.

  • mjen author
    11 months ago

    Thank you both for your replies..Hey I hear you on Doritos, I had to cit out msg and I love bacon but can’t eat it ever. Wish things were easier for us but thats why their is medication.

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