I’m trying so hard not to be, but it’s really getting to me today. I’ve been dealing with these migraines for several years now, tried all kinds of meds & treatments & none have done much, if any, good. The migraines are almost every day, to some extent or another, for some degree of time. This one started about 2 hours ago, it’s 11:40 in the morning, a lovely day outside & I had all kinds of plans for both indoor & outdoor projects to be accomplished today, but doubt if any will get done.
I’ve taken the Norco & if I keep completely still, I can just manage to type this. I’m still waiting for it to take effect. I took my Aimovig injection yesterday & the doc agreed that I can stay on my usual dose of Topamax, which was decreased for awhile, due to my ending up in the ED for what was a probable TIA. (I was confused.)
My husband wants to go to an Air/Car show for Fathers Day, but we’ve decided that he should get someone else to go with him, as it’s going to be loud & smelly. That’s only the most recent thing that I can’t participate in with him. I also have other medical problems that limit me physically, so it’s challenging. And, depressing.
And, yes, I’m on antidepressants. And I see a counselor. And, I pray. I TRY to tell myself that so many others have problems which are SO much worse. But, even through I do all that, it still gets to me sometimes & I feel hopeless. Just tired & worthless & disgusted & hopeless.
My husband knows this. He reassures me that he loves me, that this is not my fault. I have family who love me & worry about me. I have 2 dogs who I love & one, especially, who is my “Therapy Dog”, who I love TREMENDOUSLY & can almost always bring a smile to my face.
I haven’t read the statistics yet, & now I’m starting to get sleepy, but I would not be surprised to see a HUGE correlation between depression & chronic migraines. It/they effect every part of your life, messing it all up. The real question is how could one have chronic migraine & NOT be depressed? Welcome to my world.
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