Living with multiple head disorders.
Last updated: June 2022
I am a 37 year old mother of three my youngest being a child with non-verbal autism. I am an American living in Sweden and my husband is a Swedish man. I am an artist and photographer my art is known world wide, my husband is a musician and published author, we met through our art.
I live with chronic painful aura migraines, chronic cluster headaches, and chronic tension headaches, what we in the cluster headaches community like to call "mishmosh head", I have been chronic for 3 years now but my headaches started at a very young age and received my diagnose 2.5 years ago. I am disabled and can not work but do not get any assistance.
Migraine dot com states:
"Story guidelines: Stories should be original, personal in nature and focus on how you or a loved one has been impacted by Migraine."
Well honestly my head disorders have ruined the lively and happy person I used to be, I never leave my house today, and by never I mean I have met a friend for coffee only one time this entire year and it was catastrophic. In fact I don't have the energy to even write what I want to say here articulately because the pain I feel is all too consuming, maybe in the future I will feel differently but for now my story will be short and simple.
Have others downplayed your migraine pain?