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When will they go away…

I’m thirty eight years old and started migraines as a preteen. I have been so depressed at times that I go into a very dark place. I have been to primary care physician’s since and many neurologists. I have been told that my brain is picking up the pain signal even though I really don’t have any and been on every med I think has been made for them.

I was on Topomax for 2 1/2 years and it had so many side effects it was bad for my marriage. I still had daily headaches and migraines and the answer was always to have a higher dose. I had the advil overuse headaches for a while and steroids helped with that. Now I switch between several meds every other day or so to prevent that. My doctor said I can’t have anymore meds prescribed for migraines because its been so long and I just need therapy. I have people tell me that they don’t take medicine, it’s bad for you. I just need to go organic or gluten free.

When I wake up and can’t think straight, I’m nauseous, my scalp feels bad even and I can’t see well…I just want to break down and cry because I know what is coming. I am so sorry that any of us go through this. I hope someday there is a breakthrough!

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  • Jkr
    6 years ago

    I know your migraines I am that patient as well. I’ve had everyone say try this try that. It’s like yes thank you I’m glad it worked for your aunt who only took excedrin. I’ve been on everything nortriptolyne has been helping now but topomax did before we were trying to get pregnant. However when my migraine hits I have to go to the er, the vomiting is so bad. I’m always amazed and shocked how they treat me even with a note from my dr. People who abuse the system make it so much harder for us who are just trying to control pain. I’m sorry your going through this.

  • margaret
    6 years ago

    Hi Stacey, I’m 38 too suffering with migraines and I really feel for you. It takes such a toll on your life both physically and emotionally. I’m going from story to story and letting people know of the treatment that helped me. Please read my story “the article that changed my life”. I hope that you can emerge from this dark place and find some peace and happiness. I truly wish you all the best!! Margaret

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