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Storms Rage in the Brain

I guess I will being by saying I have had migraines since the age of 5. I will be 40 in Jan. 2014. I was originally told it was because I have a lazy eye. I went through years of meds and chiropractors. When I was pregnant they were awful as well. They have continued to worsen.

I have gone to specialists and taking just about everything. I have had my left Occipital nerve burned in half, was going to do right but the left was a failure. I have had Botox and pressure point injection shots. Nothing has really done much of anything.

My main triggers are weather changes, and odors. However, some foods will make one worse if I accidentally eat it during a migraine. I have been diagnosed with Chronic. Yes, I am over weight but I was not at 5 years old. Also it feels like I just ran into a brick wall, no warning, no aura no nothing. I have always been what the doctors consider an odd case. I was on up to 10 meds at one point. Even then it was not controlled. I have reactions to some Triptans and some I am not.

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I want everyone to understand that I am not being negative, just honest. I wish for all of us a cure or a pain free life.

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  • Anne
    6 years ago

    I have had migraines since I was 12 years old. I’ve gone off several foods (gluten, soy, dairy, sugar and artificial sweeteners, corn and eggs) and that seems to help with severity. I’ve tried many preventative medications and none have worked. I’m trying yoga therapy (breathing and postures) and have had some relief so I’m going to keep trying.

    Migraines are the worst – but even worse is when you’re made feel responsible for a chronic condition – it’s not your fault!!! I can’t help having migraines, I can only do my best to try to find some relief. Hang in there.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    6 years ago

    Thank you Tigerlilly for sharing your story with us.

    Even though it can feel like we’ve tried every medication out there for migraine prevention, that really isn’t true!! There are actually over 100 medications that can be used for migraine prevention. Let me share that information with you; http://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/prevention-medications/.

    Nancy

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