This is my first time posting. I’ve lived with migraines for 20 years now, they have become chronic in the last 8 or so. I once ran into a guy who said he had debilitated migraines, they usually lasted 3 days or so, every six months. I remember thinking how lucky I thought he was. I was thinking of him today again as I sit here recovering from my fourth severe attack this month. So far according to my migraine journal I have had 4 days this month with no pain, 4 days I’ve spent in bed, and the rest where I function, but don’t enjoy anything.
I have a wonderful husband and wonderful kids, and even a ridiculously understanding boss, but I can’t help feeling useless and I’m sure they all deserve better. I’m just tired of days when my biggest accomplishment seems to be just opening my eyes. I just want some relief and the ability to live a normal life. I wonder what it would be like to be pain free, fatigue free, anxiety free. I had my first treatment of botox yesterday and I would like nothing more than for it to work, but my hopes are not high, as nothing else has ever worked.
Sorry for the rant, I was just hoping getting it out would help. I’m sure most of you understand where I’m at.