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Gail’s Migraine Story

Well just as I thought I found some relief from the intensity of my Migraines, it came back in a big way. I noticed early last week it kinda coming on, but after a trip to the eye doctor and testing for the double vision I started getting last year it kicked into high gear.

My jaw/neck pain is back the TMJ device is not helping anymore. Very sensitive to cologne and perfume – this is a new feature (yea!), yes on the sensitivity to light and sound and my double vision is back. The pain level is about 8 out of 10.

All I want to do is sleep to get away from the pain. I was given dualidad last time I was at the hospital and that worked the first few times I took it. It’s not anymore, (I have asked for a new script for the physical therapy I was getting for my jaw and neck, but that hasn’t been approved yet). So like so many others I suffer with no sight of relief.

I left work after a 1/2 day yesterday, I’ve pretty much used up all my sick time already and most of my vacation is gone. I got “the talk” from my boss this morning about it – little does he know I’m here just to get things done and then I will be leaving again to go home and sleep.

My depression and self-esteem are at a way time low… I just rather not be here if this is what the rest of my life looks like. I endure…

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    6 years ago

    Hi Gail,

    Yes, migraine disease can be very frustrating and isolating and I’m sorry to see you are feeling so down. I hope you are feeling better now. Will you let us know?

  • AmyBabee
    6 years ago

    Gail, please don’t give up. I am happy you found this site just like I did. At a point I thought I would just ‘end it all’ if this is how the rest of my life would look like. I am glad I didn’t. No one understood or cared for what I was going thru including my own husband (ex now). I was depressed, anemic, and insomniac. It was just God’s wonderful grace in my life that I am still alive today. I will be praying for you to receive the same grace I did. God protected me so much that I never went to the ER for once and never missed a day of work due to my health…I still marvel about this….and I still get my share of unrelenting, piercing, demoralizing migraines 15-25 days a month. Please hang in there…we are all here for you. GOD bless and keep you and us all.

  • margaret
    6 years ago

    I’m so sorry to Gail to hear of you pain and depression. I know how you feel and it’s so hard to think that life can be any other way. I have found help after 13 yrs and am on my way to living migraine free and I know that you will find what works for you. Just don’t give up hope and keep a positive attitude. Good luck and I wish you well.

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