Living with the pain.
Last updated: October 2020
When I was 11 I started constantly having stomach pains, throwing up almost every day. I went to see my doctor and he immediately diagnosed me with Abdominal Migraines. He put me on a bucket load of drugs and I have been taking them every day for over a year now.
Classmates at school didn't think it was that bad, they didn't understand what I go through, how much medication I have to take. They told me that it was 'only a bit of stomach ache'. But no.
Since I moved schools, my friends understand that a migraine attack makes a broken bone look like a trip to the circus. I am just so jealous of how many people get to run around in Phys Ed, at how many get to do science experiments. It's not as easy as you think.
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?