I have no choice except to live with my parents because I cannot afford to live on my own, but my parents/family do not understand my chronic migraines. It’s the typical “it’s just a headache” attitude and they’ll get angry at me for not joining dinner when company comes over and that I won’t even go downstairs to say hello when someone comes over. They don’t seem to understand that most times I just want to blow my brains out. Since I don’t own a gun, I contemplate swallowing every damn pain medication I have. Seems like death is the only way I will finally be free.
There is no escape. As I said, I cannot afford to live on my own. Frustrates me even more because I don’t even say anything to them when my head is killing me. I only tell them that I have a migraine when they start hounding me and then they get pissed off at me for having a migraine (back to that, “it’s just a headache”). They think I’m using it as an excuse – like I enjoy being cooped up within the walls of my bedroom.
How do you get peace and quiet when you live with other people? So far this is a very rainy/humid summer and even with Botox and trigger point injections, along with pain meds, I cannot seem to catch a break. Maybe I need a mental institution? I’m seriously at the end of my rope.