Migraine- The Constant Struggle

I am currently a final year Pharm D student. I had my first attack when i was 8 years of age, I had severe episodes of vomiting and a very bad headache. Then, as i grew up, it got worse, I had so much vomiting that i used to get dehydrated and needed some IV fluid to replenish the lost fluids.

Throughout my college, it remained a constant challenge and struggle, every morning, i thought, i wont be able to get this degree but then despite the throbbing pain,and off course with some prescription medications, i managed my professional education and now i am in my fifth and final year.
But people do not get this that you have chronic migraine and you are unable to do a certain task assigned to you.
So, yes its a struggle, a life long struggle!

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    S.Ashfaq,
    I find it so interesting that you are in pharmacology school. Have you found that learning about certain drugs has helped you to personally manage your Migraines differently? Is there much emphasis placed on Migraine drugs? I have a friend in Med School who admits headache disorders are only discussed in class for about 4 hours total (unless they decide to persue neurology).

    Good luck with your final year of school!
    -Katie
    Migraine.com Moderator

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