I just need someone to talk to, I feel so alone in all of this. My daughter, now 16, has always had headaches and migraines, but starting a few years ago these escalated into full-blown migraines. Last year she missed, besides the random days, one 3-week period of school, followed by many appointments with doctors and health care professionals, etc. etc. etc. She was on Topomax for about 8 months which seemed to get the migraines under control. It looks like we are in the midst of another bad episode, day 8 of her feeling miserable, in bed, not in school. I’m not proud of blowing it this morning, said some things I regret. I just don’t know what to do, should I make her get up and try to go to school, should I start calling doctors again, have her get back on Topomax? I just want someone else to take care of this for a while, I feel like I’m failing her because I haven’t been able to fix it for her.
How will she be able to finish High School, go to college, go on the school trip next summer that she has been looking forward to? Live the life she wants to live?