Just a fellow migraineur
Last updated: May 2023
I have suffered from migraines for about 8 years and I am a mother of 3 wonderful children who understand that I have an illness. I have had frequent trips to the emergency room (at least 3 to 4 per year). Some good and some bad. However, my migraines are attributed to an extremely abusive relationship. My ex used to use my head as a punching bag for years (there are no bruises when you get hit in the head) so no one knew. As a result I now have progressed from chronic headaches to migraines. Thankfully, it has been years since I escaped that relationship. I have been through most of the treatments for migraines, including medications, counseling and different forms of biofeedback and other treatments. I have gone through many of he medications, including herbalists and alternative medicine. However, one of the biggest issues I have repeatedly had is with the emergency room. I have been treated as a drug seeker and told that I was just experiencing a bad headache. When all I wanted was the pain cycle to stop. My migraines have lasted for days and at times keep me bedridden. I have changed doctors and neurologists many times and now I think I have finally found a doctor who will listen and understands my migraines. I also suffer from severe anxiety, PTSD, and depression. I am very thankful that this forum enables others to talk about their own personal story and that sometimes the cause of their migraines are not their fault.
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?