A Lifetime To Understand
Last updated: June 2018
My migraines probably started when I was 14, but I wasn't actually diagnosed until I was in my 20s - after I had brain surgery for an unrelated tumor.
Then years later, I finally figured out that my migraines were tied to my periods. After more years, I figured out a way to control menstrual migraines with birth control pills. Now, I'm off birth control and heading toward menopause, but I finally have a wonderful neurologist who I work with.
But figuring out and managing migraines shouldn't be a lifelong affair. I am happy to see so much more information and knowledge sharing for migraine sufferers today. That's why I share my story with others in my writing and on social media. We shouldn't have to suffer alone, because we are not!
Have others downplayed your migraine pain?