What is life without Migraines?....
Last updated: May 2023
Hey guys, my names Jess. I'm 18 and I've been a Chronic migraine sufferer since the age of 7. Up until I was 14, migraines were a frequent, but not constant, issue for me. When I was in Primary School, I spent 18 months migraine-free but then from the age of 14, Migraines became a constant issue. I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines and Cluster Headaches and given the long list of medications to try with no luck. About two years ago, I got hit by a really bad patch that would put me in bed for a month straight and then decrease in severity but quickly the severe migraines became my constant. Nearly three years on, I'm stuck with a constant battle. I haven't been able to work or go to College for the last two year. Most days are spent in bed with my black out blind and ear plugs.
I've recently had my second round of Botox Injections - with no relief. I coming to the end of the 3rd month of the second round. My Neurologist won't be giving me a 3rd round in the next few weeks due to the fact that I have had no relief from the other two. I think Nerve blocks are my next option.
Anyone have any advice on what I should look at? Has anyone had no relief from botox but found something that does help? Please let me know.
Have others downplayed your migraine pain?