A Lifetime with the Monster
Last updated: June 2021
I remember my first migraine at age nine. I had an accident at school and fell face-first off a jungle gym onto a concrete pad and seeing only half of the people's faces then temporary blindness. From that point on to age 49, I have had chronic migraine. I made it through college, got my teaching degree but have never really been able to use that degree.
Disability & alternative treatment
I am now disabled. I've tried everything on the market, I get so excited to try something new, either it works once then never again or my insurance won't pay for it so I try using a lot of herbal remedies (no pot, it makes it worse for me). But vitamins, watching what I eat, and limit my stress as best I can.
Grateful for family
I have a very supportive family that I wouldn't change for the world! However, I would give anything to be pain-free, to be able to work, and be there for everything for my son.
I know my story sounds like many of you and I'm so happy I found this site and no longer feel so alone! If we stick together, we can beat this!
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?