Living Through Migraines!
Last updated: January 2022
I went quite a few years without chronic migraines. Yes, I'd have them here and there, maybe 2 or 3 times a year. Since May, 2 weeks before Mother's Day, my chronic migraines have been nearly constant. Whether I wake up with one, or develop one throughout the day, they are almost every day. I would like to lay in bed, but that isn't really an option. I go to work, I try my hardest at home to keep up on what's needed, and struggle I might, but I try to keep going. I feel like if I just lay around, I'm letting the migraines win. Everyone wants me to see a neurologist, but unfortunately none around me are accepting new patients with my insurance. We are now in December of the same year. No real answers to why I'm having so many migraines. Even the ER department is a joke....here, we'll give you medicine and turn the lights off. Really? They don't want to try and find the cause? No, let's just fix you up temporarily and send you on your way. Even my own primary stopped giving me medicine to help...tells me just keep taking Tylenol (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin flare up the crohn's).
When light bothers me I usually wear sunglasses (even inside). My family gets so disappointed in me at times because there's always something wrong. I know down deep they only want the best for me and I know it's something I cannot control. I've come to the conclusion that whatever it is, it's not going to debilitate me. If I can live with Endometriosis and Crohn's disease, I'm sure I can live with constant migraines as well.
Are the family and friends you will be seeing this holiday season understanding about migraine?