Migraine, I hate you!

Hello, fellow sufferers – I remember my first migraine – I was in the 6th grade and thought that I was dying – the next migraines happened in high school – when I look back now, I know that they happened around my menstrual cycle – after high school, they calmed down for a couple of years – after that, sweet mother, they hit with their full force and have been for the last 18 years – the first several years, I suffered through them not really knowing what they were – after I got married, I went to the doctor for other issues(fertility issues) and found out that I had been suffering from migraines – joy of joys!

The first doctor tried narcotics and other meds – they just knocked me out (sometimes for several days at a time) – that doctor finally referred me to a neurologist – thankfully – I truly believe and know, because I know my body (that sounds so strange, but true) that my migraines are truly related to my menstrual cycles – the neurologist has tried several meds before finally settling on what I am using now.

I am currently taking Topamax (75mg BID) and Neurontin (3 pills nightly – can’t remember mg, I’m typing this away from home) – Topamax has made a huge improvement on my migraines! – I’m not real happy with the Neurontin – I feel like I’m going crazy – can’t remember words, my patience is, well, let’s just say that sometimes it’s not good to be in my house and I cannot sleep (which is strange because apparently Neurontin is supposed to make you very sleepy) –

Anyway, that’s my story – thanks for reading – I would appreciate any helpful advice or if you share a similar story, please let me know- thanks

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