My Story

I began getting serious migraines when I turned 17. I had no idea what I was in for when I first went to the doctor. It has been nearly 14 long years that I have gone through so many different medications. My body has built up an immunity. I am still to this day on three different medications, and I still get 3-4 migraines (on average) a week. The pain is getting to the point where it is almost unbarable. Every time I go to the doctor/neurologist, they ask how the medications are helping. And when I tell them that I am still getting the migraines, they look at me like I am lying to them. I feel like I am a guinea pig for pharmaseutical companies. Every few months I go back, and they tell me the same thing over and over again. I wish there was an easier way for them to figure out how to subdue my migraines.

Lately, some migraines I get are so bad that I am in tears pleading with my husband to take me to the hospital. I have tried writing everything down and watching what I eat, and no matter how hard I try I still get them. My wish is that someday soon, a doctor will come up with a solution to help millions of people get control of their migraines. Until then, I keep living my life.....with migraines.

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