Last updated: June 2022
I've written on here a few years ago. I haven't been on in awhile. My condition is very debilitating because my pain level is down from migraine pain but instead of that I have vertigo/dizziness daily. I've lived this way for 22 yrs. It all started after mononucleosis. I've seen 15 neurologists have been to several migraine clinics, done all sorts of holistic remedies, seen chiropractors, etc. Botox didn't help me. Believe me there's nothing left for me to try that any doctor is aware of and I'm aware of. It's so frustrating that I have to stay in my house on a daily basis. This all started at the age of 40.
I've been very proactive and keep on finding help but it seems I've exhausted all avenues. It's quite scary. I see a psychiatrist and do take 175 mg. of Topomax plus Celexa and Klonopin. Yes, Topomax has affected my memory a lot. I hate that it's affected my memory. All neurologists have told me there's nothing else they can do. I've had cervical fusion from bulging discs in my neck. Had my upper teeth removed from old root canals and mercury. You name it I've done it. Does anyone have any ideas? I know you guys do understand which helps a lot. So many people say well you look ok to me. I hate that! I can't drive or do basic normal things. People just don't get it. I understand there are worse things to have in life and that has always kept me fighting to keep strong but you know pain is pain and ours matters a lot too. Our lives are affected greatly. Thanks for listening. Take care all.
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?