Did you ever consider your migraines might be due to a “mood disorder?”
Last updated: July 2019
I walked into my PCP dr’s office and I was done; I had completely given up; it was going to be over - it was just a matter of when the excruciating pain came back (literal days).
My PCP took one look at me and knew. She said she understood how I felt but could I give her just two weeks to see if she could help me? I very reluctantly agreed.
I didn’t believe my dr but what was two more weeks? I’d tried everything for migraines available to date and literally nothing worked. I mean I have the number 5 hospital in the country for neurology (the University of CA at San Francisco) in my back yard basically.
My PCP then proceeded to write prescriptions - a cocktail of sorts for meds which were specific to my mood disorder. (Which I didn’t know I had). I thought my depression and anxiety were just a part of this horrific migraine disease.
I don’t mind saying what she prescribed but everyone is different. The prescriptions for me were for:
Clonazepam (for sleep)
Lanzoprazole for vomiting/nausea
It’s been three weeks and I’ve had one level 10. The rest of the days have been like I have a real life. I know many of you might be saying “why didn’t my dr do this sooner?”
We’ll the truth is, I wouldn’t let her. I didn’t believe it. But I do now. She literally saved my life. For any chronic migraineur it’s worth more than a passing thought.
Don’t give up; I know it’s so hard to do but keep trying until you get a satisfactory response, even if you have to go to the dr every week like I did. Somehow, some way, someone out there will be able to help you - just be open to trying new and unusual (but safe) treatments.
A mood disorder was a major problem for me and maybe some of you have a similar issue.
Best of luck and love and prayers to all my migraine brothers and sisters.
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