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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……’s a pain I don’t wish on anyone!

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  • L Jay
    8 years ago

    I know you are concerned about receiving or passing your pain, but I am actually the only person in my family that gets them. That isn’t good news, but at least I don’t have to plan to feel horrible about passing my migraines on to my children. Have you tried homeopathic remedies and making sure you don’t ingest artificial sugars, colors, nitrates….. things we were not intended to eat…..

  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    8 years ago

    Hi carrie67

    Congratulations on finding at least some of your triggers. How do you exercise to help prevent your Migraines?

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