To Plan My Life
by Ollie C
I am 45, my migraines have always been with me as long as I can remember, even as a very young child I had a pain in my head, apparently when I was three my GP diagnosed me with migraine, which my friends call "a headache", they have become progressively worse over the years, once I was on a preventative medicine which did work, and stupidly I stopped it after a couple of years because I thought I was cured, and it came back with a vengeance, bigger and better than before and this time that medication did not work, and none has worked since then. I have tried everything from nasal sprays, to self injecting, from hypnotherapy, chiropractor, I am currently on a prophylaxis which has eased them a tiny bit, but I am afraid to come off them in case they get worse.
I was told when I was a teenager when I reached my 20's they would improve, they didn't, then when I reached my 20's they said they would improve in my 30's they didn't, then they said in my 40's, half way there and so far no luck.
I now know the day before a "biggie" that its on the way, I am yawning all day, my bones ache, and my neck is sore, and my eyes can't focus properly, and then BLAST there it is, my life is in tatters, I am vomiting, nothing will stay down, I can't see properly, my life has ended. Thankfully I have a very good GP who knows how bad I get and when I get so dehydrated I drag myself to the surgery and get an injection to help me out, but even that backfired last week, as I got cellulitis, and ended up on a tonne of other medication, it just seems to go from bad to worse.
Both my children suffer from migraines, one male and one female, thankfully the male not too bad, but the female seems to be just as bad a me. My husband is stuck with two females in the house with bad migraines, he has the patients of a saint, and my son ends up creeping around the house, and that's hard for a 21 year old, perhaps some day I will wake up migraine free, and I can enjoy life and actually plan my life.