I will be totally honest, up until two and a half weeks ago I was totally ignorant about migraines. I mistakenly assumed they were really intense headaches. I have learned the hard way they are so much more. I know I have no right to complain. I know some of you have suffered for years. In two and a half weeks my life has been turned upside down and I can’t imagine having this for years. I am currently in a medical program and I have been doing very well in all of my classes. Then one day I started to feel like I was getting a sinus infection. But then I had disorientation, difficulty speaking, visual disturbances, and eventually the worst headache of my life. I went to my gp a week later and was diagnosed with migraines. He gave me fioricet and imitrex but neither worked to stop the migraine. Another week passed and it got so bad I had to go to the ER. They were able to stop the migraine finally with Toradol/Compazine/Benadryl but the migraine has come back five times in five days. I am so drained I can barely attend class and can’t get in to a neurologist for two weeks. Then yesterday I started to experience partial numbness on my left side during an attack. I’m very scared I won’t be able to keep up with school if this continues. I will deal with whatever I have to but I don’t know where to start and was hoping some of you who have been at this for a long time might have some advise.