My life with migraines

Hi all,

I thought that I'd take some time to share my story. I was diagnosed with migraines 6 years ago. I had gone to the neurologist with a headache that lasted for more than 4 days in addition to being dizzy and nauseous. I see Dr. Joseph Lubeck who is a great neurologist and we work together as a team. We tried many medications and what worked for me is the Zomig nasal spray. At first I didn't use a preventative but after experiencing several migraines a week he urged me to consider. I use amitryptaline and it helps me sleep. He did give me a rescue med which does help for the most part if I get in to a bad one.

I am totally blind and work as a teacher in a school here and had gotten FMLA as well which I get each year. I also take feverfew, magnesium, fish oil, and melatonin regularly. I also have experienced rebounds which for about 4 or 5 days this week has really plagued me so now I'm on the midral dose pack. Sometimes the pain is so great that I would just like to curl up and end it all. There are times I truly feel like people just don't care. I mean I know I have a good support system and for that I'm blessed but sometimes I feel like I can't talk about things because either they don't want to hear it or they don't know how to react and are extremely ignorant thinking that headaches are migraines. If I had just a headache, hellooooo I think I'd be working. I'm just blowing off steam. I did make it to work each day this week but truthfully I don't remember a whole lot about it.

As far as nausea goes, I use either compazine suplosatories or gas relief which is OTC. There are times when I have to cancel going to events and sometimes I swear that people really think I'm nuts. I wish there was just someone I could call to talk about this because there are times I just get so depressed and just want to give up on everything. It seems like I'm hanging in there and can be strong mentally but there are truly times that I'm faking it.

If any of you have had these expereinces I'd be glad to hear from you all and thanks for listening.

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