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Hi there everyone, I am thrilled to find this site. I was diagnosed with migraine when I was 10 by a primary care doctor. Since then my diagnosis has been up in the air. I regularly go to urgent care or the ER because when I get these headaches, my blood pressure goes through the roof. Once they treat me with torridol it usually improves to the point where I can function. I work full time as an emergency road service dispatcher, I have an 8 year old that constantly worries about me a 15 month year old that still wakes up several times a night and a sweet husband that has become impatient with my condition. I also have bipolar disorder and my aura includes visual problems and a brief hypomania. My primary care doctor and psychiatrist think a mild form of epilepsy may be causing the daily migraines but seems far fetched to me.

My family is far away and I feel like everyone just thinks I’m being a baby. Any suggestions? During this season of hope, I think it’s so important not to let these sad feeling define who we are and I am hopeful that sometime soon there may be an explanation for the pain. Love and hope to you all. Thank you for listening!

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