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My Journey With Migraine

I’ve read many stories on here where people haven’t been diagnosed until they are in their 20’s or later…I count myself lucky the fact that I was diagnosed early and put on a preventer.

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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  • Queen-T
    3 years ago

    Hi Katie, i was really pleased to read your story. I am a great believer in prophylactic medication. I had three phases of chronic migraine in my life – around puberty, after i had my children, and going into menopause. Don’t be afraid to have your medication adjusted as you go through life. I also found being on an extremely low sugar diet helped with the breakthrough migraines too. Happy to offer any further advice if you need it. Keep up the good work. Best wishes T

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