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So frustrated

My daughter who is 15 has had migraines for two years. She has been hospitalized several times and nothing seems to work. I live in New Jersey with the best hospitals surrounding me and no answers. My daughter has been passing out on a daily basis. I went to emergency room they gave her a ekg said it was normal and sent me home. She does have anxiety and I’m wondering if they don’t believe me. I’m so done with hospitals and told her no worries not life threatening so we will stay home! I can’t stop crying and the medical field can be so cold. I just want her to have a life and experience what other teenagers experience. Psychologists chiropractors are on a weekly basis.  My life is consumed with getting her better.

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  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 years ago

    Thank you greatly for taking the time to share your story regarding your daughter. I am very sorry to hear she is experiencing this. If it’s ok, I’d like to share some information with you with the hopes it may include some things you may not have considered and that will help with your daughter getting the proper care. First, has your daughter received a proper diagnosis (there are different types of migraines) yet from her doctor? If she has not already, the first step would be to schedule an appointment with a headache specialist to receive a diagnosis. Here is an article which discusses seeing a specialist: and diagnosis: Also, do not give up hope! There are over a 100+ migraine treatments that can be considered. Here is a link which reviews the various types:

    Lastly,anxiety can commonly be associated with migraine. Here is a brief overview: as well as some relaxation tips on ways to manage:

    Again, I am so sorry to hear that she has had to endure this pain and that you are struggling to find the right answers. Please know that we are here at anytime and always feel free to reach out. We wish you all the best and please let us know how things progress with her.

    Joanna ( Team)

  • Anne
    3 years ago

    I’m really sorry. Your daughter is lucky to have you. Is she being treated for her anxiety? I went to the emergency room several times with the feeling that I couldn’t get enough air. Each time the doctors sent me home with “you’re fine.” It wasn’t until I finally went to a therapist who recommended me to a psychiatrist, that I found out these were panic attacks. Today, I have a medication that works well and I haven’t had a panic attack since – I used to feel like I was going to die at any moment. I’m sure you can read more on this site, but a lot of people with migraines also have anxiety – could have something to do with the serotonin levels? I’ve had to change doctors multiple times to finally find a doctor who works for me, so don’t give up!

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