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Hate being a Patient.

I got my first headache when I was ten, by the time I was in college I was having chronic headaches. Migraines entered into my life when I was in my early twenties. Now I sit here at thirty-four and I am being forced to look at disability as a means for me to have an income. I was once a great makeup-artist with life and energy running through my body. Now I have to fight to even do simple task as walking my dog. I also have to fight severe menstrual migraines that can last up to two weeks. My triggers can range from perfume, sun light, smoke, msg, low blood sugar, cheese and emotional stress. The hardest part about living with migraine disease is the loneliness. I am forced to live with a disease that many think is nothing more than a really bad headache. I am so very sick of living within my four walls. I do however have strong faith that God hears me and knows of what I deal with. So with that I know I am not truly alone.

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  • Teri-Robert
    9 years ago

    Christina,

    -:¦:-•*Welcome to Migraine.com!*•-:¦:-

    Bless your heart. Living with a chronic disease is horrid; I get it. I think Migraine being invisible makes it even more difficult, but you’re right. You’re NOT alone.

    Please, continue trying to find an effective treatment regimen. It can take time and lots and lots of patience, but it can be done. I don’t know what kind of doctor you see, but from your post, I’d encourage you to find a good Migraine specialist to work with. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine specialists, and Migraine specialists aren’t necessarily neurologists. There aren’t enough of them, but there are some truly wonderful Migraine specialists.

    Hang in there!

  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    9 years ago

    Christina,

    I hear you when you speak of the isolation that living with a chronic illness of any kind can bring. Add to it that so many of our loved ones do not understand Migraine disease, and well, it can add so much additional stress to our lives that we just don’t need. Spirituality is an important part of living with chronic illness too – research has shown it. I am glad you are finding a way to lessen the stress this disease has brought to your life.

    Remember that there are many, many of us here who do understand, and are ready to support you. This is a very new community – only 2 days old – but you could make a great addition because you are living the hardest part of our disease and you understand. Here, your four walls don’t mean a thing…

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