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Migraine has interrupted my whole life!

I am a chronic migraine sufferer. Not only do I suffer from migraines almost everyday, I suffer from chronic pain from ddd, and fibromyalgia. Within the last couple of years my headaches have gotten worse. They have completely disabled me. I can’t make commitments, plans, or appointments because they wind up being canceled. I HATE IT. My migraines are way over 15 a month. They have interrupted my whole life!!!. I use to be a pretty outgoing person. I am not active like I need to be. The dr is going to send me to neurologist. Right now I take med when a migraine hits. I’ve tried other medications, like preventatives. Nothing is working. I find myself staying in a darkroom with icepacks on my head and neck. Botox has been mentioned from my dr. I do not know if i want that many shots. I DON’T like needles but at this point i will even try acupuncture.

I joined in hopes of being in support group with other migraine sufferers who know by experience and can relate with me.

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    7 months ago

    Hi S,

    Thank you for your question. I understand how disheartening it is to have daily head pain. But don’t lose hope! There are over 100 medications and supplements and a number of devices that can be used to treat migraine disease.

    The thing about starting new medications is, it can take up to 90 days before we see a reduction in our migraine frequency and severity. If we don’t give each medication a fair trial, we’ll never know which one would have been the one to work.

    If you haven’t kept a detailed migraine diary in a bit, I would encourage you to do so. A migraine diary can help us identify our triggers and any patterns our migraine attacks may have. When you get a chance, take a look at this information on how to keep a migraine diary;

    Botox has been helpful for many of us including myself. It’s not a “cure” as there is no “cure” for migraine disease right now. But Botox can help reduce migraine attack frequency and allow our abortive medications to work better – at least that’s the case for me!

    I hope this helps. Let me know what you think

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