My life with migraines
Last updated: October 2012
I have suffered from migraine disease for about 14yrs. and boy has it been an adventure. My migraines at one time only came in the summer, or should I say when it was extremely hot, then I started to notice certain lights triggered a migraine, and then all of a sudden i noticed nausea with the headaches one sided headaches and in my left eye. At first I didn't know what was happening to me. Nothing would work to take away this excruciating pain, until I went to the Emergency Room. Unfortunately it only lasted a little while.
Then a few months ago, in January I had this new type of pain which lasted a full 6wks. this was a pain I had never felt before. The only way i can explain it, is to say it feels like a someone is drilling through my left eye while beating me over the head with a louieville slugger. And now i'm getting these smaller not as severe headaches, and I don't know why. But thank god tomorrow I finally get to go an see a neurologist. I've been waiting for this appointment for 3 months.
I feel like I'm about to die or better yet I feel like i wanna die, rather than feel that pain. And what scares me the most I think, is the loss of sight in my left eye when im in full blown mode. I can't function for days after the migraine let alone trying to function during, cause all I can do is lay down in a dark cold quite room with a ice pack on my head, and its really hard to keep something on your head while your head is sore to the touch. But I would really like to thank migraine.com, for all the help, answers, reassurance, and support you have given me thank you.
In the past year, has insurance made it difficult to get your migraine treatment?