Last updated: November 2022

I had my first migraine and hypertension diagnosis 17 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. Since then, I may have had 2 to 3 per year. And my BP was very well controlled by medication. They seemed to be hormonal or when I was under tremendous stress. I could usually get away with locking myself away in my dark bedroom and taking an over the counter pain reliever.

That all changed on February 27,2014. I had a full blown migraine. I ended up seeking treatment at a Medexpress. My BP was 150/100. I was given Fiorcet. My migraine continued for the next 37 days. It would get better but never went away.

I missed 6 days of work, 2 trips to the ER and was referred to a headache specialist. I've had every test from Lyme to MRI's.

I now have a mini pharmacy and my daily headache is still at a 2-3. My GYN thinks it's hormonal.

I just want relief! I have missed every soccer game, lacrosse game and track meet that my children have had. I nearly passed out at my daughter's dance recital last week. And I haven't had dinner at the table with my family in a month. I struggle through work and collapse as soon as I get home.

I feel very helpless and alone. My family is very supportive but they don't understand. I'm sure my coworkers think I'm losing it. One actually said "but you don't look sick".

I feel guilty for not being able to do the things that I could do just a month ago. And there are people so much worse off than I am, so I don't even want to appear like I'm complaining.

So for now, I still don't know what caused the sudden migraine attack.

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