Life of pain

My name is Erin and I wasn’t diagnosed with migraines until I was in my twenties. I have had “headaches” from the time I was 14-15 but was always told it was just my sinuses. I finally changed doctors and was told it was migraines. It was also that time I found out I am allergic to triptans!The medicine that was meant to help me was closing my throat and making my heart race so much it felt like it was about to explode.

I have been on so many different medicines and pain pills. I have gone to a neurologist but I have never been told what type of migraines I have. I usually get one a week. I have 3 children ages 7, 4, and 2. I can’t keep having my day be put on hold because I have another migraine! I am currently trying to control them with diet and getting sleep like I should because I have no insurance. It’s been rough the past couple of years due to my husband having anxiety problems and me losing my job. Stress is not a friend to migraine sufferers!! I can’t go to a cool quet place when my husband is having problems because he isn’t able to take care of the kids. I have to take more pain meds to get through it long enough to have my mom watch them or they go to bed. My migraines will last 3-4 days at a time.

I feel sometimes like I always have a headache and wouldn’t know what it would feel like to have a pain free day! I wouldn’t wish migraines on my worst enemy!! My life has been full of headaches and pain.

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