Migraines Myth or Major pain in the... Head?
Hello, my name is Bonnie and I have been suffering from these wonderful painful things since I was about twelve years old. As I have gotten older I have noticed that they have gotten worse, but to my surprise and sadness people kept telling me that it was all in my head! Which made me think "yea duh of course it is" but how do you tell people that there is major pain when they think you are making it up? I would always be down at the nurses room during school complaining of headaches.
I would always be going to the medicine cabinet in the bathroom and taking pain meds. But all the adults in my life just kept saying that "it was all in my head" NO REALLY? Finally when I was older and on my own I started going to the emergency room and having them taken seriously. But even then it was the same thing just take two of these and call or come back if it gets worse.
But now I have been getting help with my medicine and with the pain of these darn things. I just wish that they would find out what is causing them and make something to ease the pain of them or make them go away for good! They have effected my son who is going to be thirteen next month. We used to play alot and do many things together but as these migraines have gotten worse to the point that I am getting them five out of seven days a week I just don't have the energy to do anything any more. I try to do at least one thing per week with my son Zach, like play cards or a board game but it's so hard to do this. He wants me to go outside and play catch with him and other things but I just can't. It's not fair to him because I am all he has. I am a single mom and his father does not always spend time with him, so these migraines really make it worse on me & my son. Plus recently I just found out that I have Fibromyalga which is just making it all the more suckier.
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