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Migraines are my life

Vertigo, headache, nausea, slurred speech, memory loss, depression, sensitivity to noise.
Am on meds which definitely help. But the symptoms never completely go away.
I am 64, have had the headaches since puberty. The rest hit at menopause.
My heart goes out to all migraine sufferers. It is a condition that few understand.

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Comments

  • Lifetime_Migraine_Sufferer
    4 years ago

    Hi Joxie:
    I’m 53, and have had these vicious migraines since I was 15, and they lasted days, weeks, months, and until finally they turned into daily. Oh how we chronic daily migraneurs suffer. It’s the worst pain… But who am I talking to, right? But on the serious side, I have been so fortunate. I’ve been able to go to almost every migraine and Neuro head pain clinics in the country, numerous other neuro’s, sports pain physicians, PCP’s, etc. I could also go on and on about how dr’s ignore us/and that we’re definitely misunderstood by the medical community, so here’s the point. I’m a 53 yr old “1st time grandmother” and oh how I adore that baby!, so I would never have believed that I would smoke marijuana. But the pain was so bad, I had actually created a plan to end my life if I didn’t get any relief in one year. My whole family was aware of the plan but bc they regularly saw me vomiting from the pain and spending every day in bed, they were sad, but understood. Anyway, this is only my 8th day without a migraine, but for me – it’s huge. There’s a lot of trial and error involved in finding what works for you. For me it’s the “dabbers delight” CBD oil. This formula is far less apt to cause the “high” feeling, although CBD (as opposed to high levels of THC) still does make me high but it’s an ok trade off for me. I will keep you updated if the CBD continues to work. I thank God that I finally have some relief!

  • Michelle Rudder
    4 years ago

    Gosh, my migraines started at puberty and were episodic. They turned chronic at peri-menopause. I was told they would go away at menopause. I actually think they are getting better as I am closer to menopause.

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