Trying It All
I have had migraines since is was 13. I remember my mother giving me bayer aspirins and telling me to lay down in a dark room until it gets better. In high school the secretary would bring me home when I had an episode.
As an adult I have been to headache clinics, Neurologists and any doctor that would see me. I know most of my triggers and can feel a migraine coming on. I have bad habit of letting them get so bad that I end up at the Doctors office or emergency rooms for a shot. Being allergic to Imitrex, the most wonderful doctor in the world says treating me is like having one arm tied behind her back. With my metabolism I cannot take a lot of medicine.
I have went from Caffergot to Topomax. They have even tried anti depressant drugs. Nothing helps. So I watch what I eat. Where I go and stay away from strong smells. Women and men that wear alot of perfume need to have at least one migraine so that they know how it feels. When we go out to eat my husband goes in and walks around the restauant to make sure that we do not set close to someone with strong perfume or cologne. I cannot go to 3D movies and cannot watch TV when my husband channel surfs.
Life is different when you have migraines 2 to 3 a week but you adapt the best you can. I know that there is help out there and one day researchers will find a cure for all of us. Life is good on the good days and good on the bad days. It is what you make of if for each individual.
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