Don't Give Up
I have had migraine headaches since I was eight years old, being thirty four now you can say I have had migraines for so long I can't remember a time without them. I have seen many doctors over the years, each would tell me that I needed to try a special diet, eliminate stress, change my life style, take over the counter medications. They simply did not understand the number of migraines that I was getting and that taking over the counter medications as much as I was simply was not healthy, I would seek doctor after doctor and each doctor would look at me and write it off me looking for pain pills (believe me I have enough medicine to take with asthma and allergy issues I don't need to add on more Rx meds if I don't have to). I finally had a doctor that said I should try Imitrex which did nothing and then Relpax.
I still had no real relief but the doctor had me taking basically handfuls of over the counter medicines and finally he had the insight to give me the referral to a neurologist specializing in migraines. I had the blood tests, MRI tests, and other basic tests, and found that yes I have chronic migraines, they do run in my family but with some daily medications and some adjustments I have found some medicines that help.
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