My struggle...


My name is Staci. I am 37 years old and have had migraines for the last 14 years. My migraines have definitely changed and progressed over the years. The last 2 years being the worst. When I was younger I might have a migraine, once or twice a year and now I have had this migraine since last Saturday and it's Wednesday now.

I have seen approximately 5 different Dr's and I have stopped counting all the different medications. Each Dr has a different idea and a different medication and for me at this point nothing is working. I am just left to suffer. The Dr's that I see don't write any rescue medication prescriptions, so my only choice is to visit the ER if the migraine gets to the point I can't take it anymore. That is a bad routine to get into and is something I try to avoid at all cost due to the horrible treatment and judgment placed upon us with this horrible disease and chronic pain.

Many times over the last few years I have been to the point of giving up. but really what does that mean. If you give up seeing Dr's then you aren't helping yourself and trying to get better and don't I owe that to my family that is so supportive and suffer with me daily?

I am sure there are more debilitating and horrible conditions that I could have but I am not sure what they are. These last few years have been a living hell and I pray daily for myself as well as everyone else that deals with this horrible disease.

I wish you all the best and many pain free days!


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