To Plan My Life

by Ollie C
(Dublin )

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.

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Jun 21, 2012
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Suffered all my life also
by: Anonymous

I also since I was 3 I am now 59 I take imitrex inj I swear by them , tough to get GP's to get me 4 boxes a month and I could use more than that , I moved here to the UK from the US , so the GP does not really know me , am on topamax also has helped but still I get a good amount ,

May 31, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Never thought of doing that to my Doctor, but it would be the only way of getting them to understand, I had a dreadful weekend last week three whole days in bed, no vomiting this time just nausea, and the pain, of course once again I surived which I didn't think I would. Good Luck hope you feeling better soon x

May 30, 2012
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plan my life
by: michell

Hi I have the exact same simptems. I am also 45 or will be in 2 months, anyway i have had migrains since i was a child with no relief until about a year ago. I started taking topamax daily and they have relieved most of my simptoms so i only have to take a (on the spot releaver) max-alt maybe once or twice a month. it has been a life saver. I had to go thru a lot of drugs before i found the right one and believe me my doctor is a SAINT i am a terrible patient i yelled at him i cried i cussed i vomited on him i even tried to show him how i was feeling so he could understand. i blinfolded him sat him on a stool spun him around till he was very dizzy then pulled the blindfold shon a flashlight straight in his eyes so he couldnt see then started spinning him again. he got the message and he got sick all over my shoes. But he understood and worked everharder to help me. try to explain that to your doctor see if it helps. Good Luck

May 11, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Hello there, My symptoms are exactly the same as you describe and have been told they are hormonal and often occure mid cycle. Frovatripan definately stops the nausea and the headache which does have a duration of 3 days. i have developed what i think is Raynauds as my fingers now react to cold weather and turn white. Apparently this is linked to migraine medication. i do worry about narrowing of the arteries. generally health is good and fairly fit but migraines are so debilatating - i too wish i could be free of this disease. good luck and take care.

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