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Recovery for me

  • By Chic

    I had chronic migraines when I turned approximately 21 years old. I had 3 children by that time, but migraines came with my menstrual cycle. 3 days in a row every month for approximately 30 years. I almost OD on the over the counter medications. Doctors thought you had a bad head ache back in the 70’s. Gave you tranquilizers. Finally I met a young lady introduced me to Imitrex. At the time, no generic so I had to make those babies last. So expensive with no insurance.

    Then 3 years ago, I had a co-worker that drove me crazy. My blood pressure hit the roof and I had to go to the ER. 6 hours and pressure never lowered. They put me on some blood pressure medication and I have not had a migraine since. I don’t know what it is, but all I know, they stopped. My children thought I was going to die when they were little, so keep in your mind, your family has an inner fear when they see you sick like this. Remember, I never had High blood pressure so I never had to take the pills. I keep telling my doctors, maybe they can help someone else….I don’t regret the blood pressure pills. I live life now.

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  • By Meaghan Coneys Moderator

    Hi Chic,

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It sounds like you have been through a great deal and endured a significant amount of pain and frustration related to your migraine attacks. Although, congrats on not experiencing migraine attacks anymore! Really great news to hear. And thank you for sharing your experience with your blood pressure medication. So happy to hear that it worked for you. You mentioned not recalling the name of the medication. The following is a link to information regarding a specific blood pressure medication – https://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/propranolol-inderal/generic/, perhaps this is the medication you were prescribed? Again, thanks for sharing with us! Please continue to keep us posted on your progress. We love hearing from you!

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

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