Destined to Hurt

My migraines began when I was 7 yrs old. Being adopted I know nothing about my birth family, but through years of tests and experiments, the neurologist has deemed I’ve inherited migraines from someone in my unknown family. Great, huh? As a child I didn’t experience many headaches until late high school. I could take an aspirin, go to bed and usually be ok. The intensity happened in college when stress obviously became a factor….leading to 3-4 days out of 7 I had to suffer. I never found that eating or drinking one particular thing caused the headaches, so I just had to try and relax.

Once I married and began teaching the migraines evened out. When I became pregnant the first time at the age of 32 the migraines intensified, rightfully so. Nothing could help really except when I had “morning” sickness to relieve pain.

Now, at 43 I deal with many migraines a month. Weather now plays a factor as well as my monthly cycle. I have changed medicines and found that drinking a lot of water, trying to rest and exercise helps alleviate the migraines before they start. I pray I haven’t passed these horrible episodes off to my daughters……..it’s a pain I don’t wish on anyone!

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