My Journey With Migraine
My journey started when I was still in primary school aged 9 or maybe 10. I was sitting in my class when I experienced my first migraine and me being the shy kid never said anything until I was throwing up in the school toilets. I was sent home and found out that day that I had experienced a migraine. So over the next few years I has a few migraines a year, which basically involved aura, nausea, headaches and extreme fatigue for a few days. It wasn't until I was 15 that it really started to effect me. I woke up one morning with a typical migraine, or so I thought. The next day I had the same aura and this continued for the next 3 days until one night I wake up with another aura and my speech is so garbled my parents cannot understand me. Next day I go to the doctors and find out I had a cluster of migraines and it was a horrible experience. My doctor put me on a preventer, which was probably the smartest idea as I was in my GCSE year and I didn't want it to effect me. The prevention medicine really changed the way I lived, I was getting less and less migraines and was able to have a "normal" life. But still though the odd few migraines pop through. I've started to notice that the migraines i have now are more head based, as in I don't get nauseous but I still get the massive headache and blurred vision. But I still feel like this is more manageable now and I can focus more on my life, migraine free.
I thought it would be a nice idea to share my migraine story as I've never found a community of people who suffer the same as me until now.
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