I've had migraines since I was 40, but not officially diagnosed by a neurologist until I was 45. I've been to 3 different neurologists. None have been able to help me. My current neurologist says that the new drugs won't help me because i didn't respond to botox after 1 year of injections every 12 weeks. She said i need to eliminate work stress and suggested cutting back on my work responsibilities or retiring. I'm 61 and could retire in a year except for the unknown medical costs. But my biggest question....will retiring from my job significantly decrease my migraine frequency (9-12 per month on average) ??? What if I retire and still get frequent migraines? I fear I will be more isolated than I am now.
Have you taken our Migraine In America Survey yet?