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Still Struggling

I am now 22 I have been struggling with migraines since I was about 16 after a trip to Australia and New Zealand. They are constant I don’t have but maybe a day between my migraines. I have only seen one neurologist and he didn’t seem to know much about how to help me. My mom refused to take me to a new doctor. I can’t afford to go to a neurologist right now and I’ve tried all sorts of medications that never seem to do anything. He never even confirmed they were migraines. When I was around 17-18 my parents rushed me to the ER because they thought I was having a stroke because my left arm and half of my face were numb, I was told it was a hemiplegic migraine but I only get those every now and then so I still don’t know the other type of headache or migraine I have been struggling with and that seems to be getting increasingly worse over the years.

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  • Nancy Meller
    10 months ago

    I’m not sure if it’s ok to post this, but have you been tested for Lyme disease? If the migraines started after your trip to Australia and New Zeland they could be related to something you picked up there.
    Just something to think about.

  • McMak7 author
    10 months ago

    I have not I will definitely ask my doctor! Thank you!!! I kind of started to think it had something to do with the 18 hour flight, maybe some thing related to major pressure changes or something. Especially considering my family has a lot of seemingly genetic back problems..

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    10 months ago

    It sure is ok to share this! Might be a good question to consider & speak to their doctor about. Thanks for your willingness to share your thoughts with this member! Take good care.

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