Hi my name is Paige and I'm currently sixteen. I have suffered from migraines for three years now which doesn't seem like a long time at all but I had headaches quite frequency for ten years before being diagnosed with chronic migraines.
I was diagnosed after a CT scan on my head at ten years old that reviled that I had a cerebral aneurysm which is an abnormal swelling or bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. I was put on some medications that over a period of one and a half years, it was finally gone.
At twelve, things started going down hill again but thankfully this time it wasn't cerebral aneurysm.
At thirteen I was diagnosed with a rare type of migraines, due to the fact that I went through multiple medications and saw no results; I'm now on (daily medication) Endep 50mg which is being increased to 100mg slowly, as the 50's aren't giving me the results I need. I'm responding very well to this type of dosage for someone my age occurring to my specialist and they have documented how quickly I adapt to it, for other doctors to read.
My migraines come daily, they last anywhere between three hours and four months. They make me feel sick and it feels like someone is stabbing me. Most times I can barely make it out of bed to grab food and I miss a lot of school due to them.
I'm hoping the slow up in my dosage will bring me some relief. If you have any advice or support about how to make it through a bad migraine, please leave it below it would be much appreciated.
When it comes to planning vacations or other events where travel is required, how much does migraine factor into your decision-making?