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Kids don’t get headaches

I have had “headaches” ever since I was in third grade. Everyone said I was just a baby and wanting attention and that I was to young to get headaches.

Fast forward 50+years. After years of searching, trying everything I heard of and two neck surgeries my migraine are finally controlled (somewhat). I still go through periods of time where I fear the worst.

Days on end where medication, hair pulling, eyebrow pressure, essential oils only keep it manageable.

Now I am retired and travel. The hardest part is not having consistent access to my Dr. After finding this community I have renewed hope searching for treatments, relief and remembering I am not alone.

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi travelingwithHA,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us and your kind words. We’re thrilled you’re here with us and have hope – never lose it!


  • Carolelaine
    1 year ago

    Oh wow! This could be my story, I had the same experience, I was told that I was too young to have headaches and that I was a hypochondriac and looking for attention. Fast forward 50 years and I was told that post menopausal women don’t get migraine. Now, I find that I have issues with my neck and shoulders, my doctor and I are working on this, and hopefully I can finally get the relief I need.

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