Apr 22, 2015

Kicking my migraines in the ass

I can now add neurologist to the list of doctors I have seen in my life.

Yesterday, I finally saw one to talk about my migraines.  I have always suffered from migraines since high school, but in the last three years they have gotten worse.  Well, after I gave birth they have become unbearable. I have been getting 1-2 migraines a week lasting at least two days.  I tried everything I could.  Even acupuncture.  But nothing seems to work.  So I gave in and went to see the doctor about pain management with prescription meds.  We have a plan in place that may have to be tweaked as we go along, but I am just glad that there is a possibility that I will have some relief in the near future. I was very hesitant to take prescription drugs because of how strong they are, but I also am losing my quality of life because of these migraines.  I had to choose.  So here's to hoping that this new plan works.

Any migraine sufferers out there going through the same experience?


Ali Arnone said...

I've been a migraine sufferer since high school also! Mine were so debilitating even back then that I went straight to a neurologist and got on prescription meds that long ago. I take Relpax which works SO well for me - the thing is, I take it on the onset of a migraine. It's not a preventative and there's no miracle drug that will make me migraine free. I do take pills pretty often but catching the headaches in time means I can live my life pain-free and without suffering. I totally hear you on not loving the idea of taking something but pain management is SO important with these things! Good luck!!

Jen said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed that it takes the migraines away! Hugs!

Samantha said...

I've had migraines most of my adult life! They suck! I inherited them from my mom.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I got migraines from the time I was a very little kid until I was about 21 or so. I had a prescription that I took but HATED it because it made me feel hungover and totally out of it.

I don't know why my migraines went away but one day I realized I hadn't had one in years.

I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy.

Nikki said...

Good luck! I hope you can get some relief!