Living with a migraine
Last updated: April 2015
I'm 21 and have been suffering with migraines since I was 16. I'm a carer for my mum and younger brother. My migraines are without aura so I don't get any warning signs which can affect the medication I can take. Often I'm sick and have dizzy spells with them and don't often remember the worse ones. I can't eat, drink, talk or sit up with an attack all I can do is lay by the toilet and hope it will pass. It feels like my head is gonna split open with the pain I have to wear dark sunglasses as my eyes feel on fire and I'm very sensitive to light with a migraine attack my doctors have given up as nothing seems to work. I've had to turn down jobs because the lights were too bright, the noise, or the smells in the workplace.
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?