Just Doesn’t Know What To Do Anymore….

I am 25 years old and suffer from chronic migraines.

I was diagnosed at an early age because I was holding my hears, and my parents took me to a well known hospital, and it came out that I had chronic migraines, I also had tubes in my ears from the time I was born until kindergarten. My earliest memory of a migraine was when I was in 1st grade and I had to miss recess due to being sensitive to the sun and nauseated. My mom came and picked me up from school, and took me to the pediatrician, to where I had to stay in the exam room with the lights off and received a shot.

Over the past (I don’t know how many years), I have tried everything from preventative prescriptions, over the counter drugs, and therapies like chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy. The only thing that seems to work anymore is I give myself an injection at home. The injection is great and all, but they are expensive even through insurance, and I don’t want to get immune to the injection.

I have kept numerous migraine diaries, and nothing seems to pinpoint why. I do know before an attack I get dyslexic and have either some anxiety or depression, and tend to drop things. Most of the time when I do get a migraine I am in bed for the rest of the day until it is gone, after I take medications. When I was in high school, no one seemed to understand. As I got older, I had a supervisor and a few co-workers that get them, but not as bad as I do. I even got let go from a job, because I was getting migraine attacks.

I know that I do get menstrual migraines and have one throughout the whole time I have my period, which is like 3-4 days. But that still doesn’t tell me why I have migraines all the other days of the month. My thing is I just want to start living again. My migraines are affecting my personal, love, and work life. I do have a brain MRI being done tomorrow, and see another neurologist in about a week and a half for a second opinion. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be willing to try anything at this point.

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