I Suffer From Chronic Migraines

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    I've been getting migraines every day again

    and I'm going crazy. I can't function properly. I'm on preventative meds, and my meds I take when I get a migraine well my insurance only pays for 9 a month and they've only been working about half a day, so what do I do the other 25 days this month? And no I don't mean a bad...
    itskismet itskismet
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    Last wednesday I've learned I have chronic

    migraines. Although it is good news if you compare it to my assumptions of my Epilepsy worsening, it is still another handicap, which makes 3 of them. It does sadden me a little to learn that I have yet another handicap, it gives me the feeling I get more handicapped the older...
    Junkard Junkard
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    I had an extremely severe one last night.

    It started out light during dinner. I took relpax and toradol when we got home and went upstairs to lie down. The migraine got worse. I got sick and collapsed on the bathroom floor. My right side went numb. Thankfully I had my phone with me and my dog, Sasha. I tried to get my...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2016

    My doctor gave me a script

    for Norco. This is basically Tylenol and Vicodin. obviously, it's as needed. what have y'all tried?
    deleted deleted
    Mar 5, 2016

    My botox for migraines treatment was 2 days ago.

    It almost didn't happen because the price went up to $1,800 per treatnent. But it did and I have been exhausted ever since. I really don't understand why people get it who don't absolutely have to. In addition to feeling like a human pin cushion from 41 needle sticks to the head...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan
    41-45, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    Vomiting? Light Hurting Your Eyes? Stabbing Head Pain?...just Another Daily Migraine.

    I remember my first migraine. I was five and my mom let me sleep in my parents queen size bed. All the lights had to be off and I threw up repeatedly from the pain. I remember crying and not understanding how my head could hurt so bad. I'm twenty-two now and still have migraines...
    sleeplessnite sleeplessnite
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    I have had them for about 8 years.

    After going through, pain meds. Numurous other meds. Etc etc.. Most of the meds just made me sleepy as hell. I used to fall asleep standing up at work. I finally learned what the phrase" dont confuse breathing with living" means the hard way. I was truly at the end of my rope...
    goodboi goodboi
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    Well,I was wondering how hadn't I broken yet.

    I hadn't been crying or puking for a while... almost 3 weeks or something. And then yesterday happened. I was feeling as usual,so kinda bad but not that bad. And for the whole day I kept thinking I'm not crying,that's wonderful. Even if I've been in constant pain for 11 days...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    I've found medical MJ has helped me deal with

    the pain by distancing my self from it. They last three days and then two days off. They are horrible:(
    joyofabluesky joyofabluesky
    31-35, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    Good From Bad.

    My parents told me I used to have them earlier than I touched a soccer ball. If I was talking to someone that doesn't understand what it's like to get a migraine I would try to go into more detail about how I cope etc. Since posting this in a chronic migraine group, we can skip...
    Invest2CentsSomeRworthMORE Invest2CentsSomeRworthMORE
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 19, 2013

    So, I had a Botox treatment on Tuesday.

    It was more painful than usual. My neurologist says that's normal for patients that experience several painful migraines before a treatment. She also confirmed that the severe facial swelling I've been experiencing during severe migraines is also quite a normal reaction...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan
    41-45, F
    Nov 29, 2014

    There is nothing worse

    than feeling pain you cannot control. Even in BDSM, you have the power to stop the sadist from inflicting the pain on you as the masochist. But chronic pain, pain within you, there are no safe words to give you a break; to discuss what is wrong. The pain is never ending...
    Distraught55 Distraught55
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    So for a month now I have been on amitriptyline

    and I have my appointment tomorrow and I have okay news for my dr even though she doesn't like how difficult I am to work with and she doesn't understand what is wrong with me completely my migraines went down from about an 8.5 everyday (at least) to a 7. But the thing is when...
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    I have a question: Do any of you here suffer

    any sort of speech problems caused by migraines?.... I've had migraines for nearly 15 years now and this is a new problem for me and ive yet to see a doctor.
    LalapaloozaChick LalapaloozaChick
    22-25, F
    Dec 16, 2015

    I don't but my mom does it's absolutely

    dreadful to see a family member like this.
    Mike3569 Mike3569
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    I Long For The Days....

    A few years ago, I longed for the days I had barely any migraines. One year ago I longed for the days I had only a couple migraines a week. 6 months ago I longed for the days I had migraines almost every day. Today I long for the days when I didn't have a migraine almost the...
    MarieHoward MarieHoward
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

    I live with migraine headaches

    but I have discovered I can control the pain by forgetting I have a headache and keeping occupied. I used to lay in bed but found out it hurts more that way.
    YoungHeartedSoul YoungHeartedSoul
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    Ever since I graduated college

    and got into the work world. Can't drink any alcohol. Weather changes, smoke, tension are also triggers.
    steverick steverick
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    Was in the ER for a four day migraine last

    night. They are so horrible
    joyofabluesky joyofabluesky
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    I was feeling so much better this year.

    But I had a really nasty one today. I had feared for months that this would happen. It was... I won't even attempt to describe the pain. I had to spend all day in bed. I run out of the special medication I got from France so I could only take something lighter. It's so...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    I got my second round of Botox shots on Tuesday,

    which proved to be a godsend to me in reducing my number of migraine days and the severity of the migraines I did get, when I first tried Botox 3 months ago. Unfortunately I had 2 weeks of side effects that put me down for the count and I'm experiencing that now too. Like all of...
    Libbs036 Libbs036
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    Over the last 9 months

    or so my migraines have gotten a lot worse than before. They're more frequent now. I have them several times a week and sometimes they last for a couple of days. They've become really debilitating. Then I went on vacation and only got 1 relatively mild migraine attack in a month...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup
    31-35, T
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015


    Every single day. The constant throbbing doesn't go away. All the lights have to be off, and everything turned off, nobody can talk. It only makes my migraine worse. For the past week, I have had A migraine that won't go away. Usually going to the E.R gets rid of the pain. But...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

    I have had migraines off

    and on since I was 11 years old. For the past 3 years I have had a migraine almost every day. I have had cat scans done, MRI's, X rays, I see a chiropractor regularly and get massages and it just makes it worse. It's frustrates me that no one can figure out what's wrong.
    akrysrose akrysrose
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    I had headaches since I was like 7.

    When I was like 11 I started getting migraines. Medicine like Motrin helped then it stopped. I got a CAT scan & MRI. They said I have sinusitis which might be part of the reason. But my chiropractor says it's because some stuff w/ my back, too. We went to a migraine doctor & he...
    njgirll njgirll
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2014

    Every Day Is A Migraine Day!!!

    I am so sick of having these daily, no one understands, no one can explain why, no one has a treatment.. so I sit and suffer in silence.. for complaining doesn't do any good... i've lost the joy in living, don't really want to do this more... I spend all my time alone... Seem's...
    cooki66 cooki66
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2013

    I had the botox treatment 10 days ago

    and the severity of the migraines have greatly lessened. I'm thankful for that! The confusion and forgetfulness (amnesia like symptoms from post TEA) are worse. For instance, I have huge gaping holes in my memory from yesterday. There are a few really important things that...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan
    41-45, F
    Sep 12, 2014

    Ive had headaches since i was little.

    No scan or medication ever worked. The only relief i have found was after visiting a chiropractor and finding out my horrible posture has ruined my spine and puts pressure on my nerves causing sinus issues and migraines. I can help it not get worse but it will never be 100%.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl
    31-35, F
    Sep 16, 2014

    For the past four years I've suffered from

    chronic migraine. For those of you who do, you understand it's not your typical headache and can be at times, debilitating. The medication can be as bad at times also. So far this year, I've had 3 sinus infections, the last treated with a zpak and steroids I had an allergic...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    My head. The feeling of my fingers pressing

    into my eyes gives the immediate comfort to my pain. And I continue. I continue to painfully press the bridge of my tender raw nose to stop my head from pounding. But it continues. The tension of my eyes on strings of tender muscle dare me to cut them out and leave me blind...
    Iamvindicated Iamvindicated
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    Anxiety And Migraines?

    I struggled with migraines almost every day for ten years from about age 11-21. Luckily I have pretty much outgrown them, but now instead of being on medication for migraines, I am on medication for anxiety... Will this ever end? Is it too much to ask to be a NORMAL healthy 23...
    MaryBerry6 MaryBerry6
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    Just one of those nights

    when the pain is almost unbearable.
    blindangel92 blindangel92
    22-25, F
    Oct 12, 2015
    vocaleyes vocaleyes
    56-60, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    we have thunderstorms in the area

    so guess who's getting a migraine?
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    It's Hard Living With Pain.

    I started having hemiplegic migraines after hitting the back of my head when I was 15. Half my body would go numb, and my head would feel like someone was icepicking it. Oh, and I'd go partially blind. It used to only happen a few times a year, but they got worse and worse as the...
    Casehead Casehead
    1 Response May 14, 2008

    I suffer from chronic migraines

    and headaches and my family doesn't understand the pain I have on a daily basis.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 20, 2015


    I have been getting migraines since I was 5, about one every month. I have never met another sufferer and would love to have a support group. I take amitriptyline daily, but still get migraines that interefere with my life. Also, as I reach the peak of my migraine (that...
    sss0123 sss0123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2011


    com/migrainesymptoms-3.html I am kinda worried... when I first went to a doc about my headache, it was because I felt my memory was getting fuzzy, my logic was of and my talk was a little sluggish. Later I got bad at math. I got trouble concentrating on reading books now. I...
    Barlong Barlong
    26-30, F
    Aug 3, 2014

    Like Lightning In My Brain

    I suffer very badly with migraines and for the last year i have had them pretty much everyday. But i've suffered for a total of 5 years. I haven't really pin-pointed a trigger/s just yet as they are just so random. Along with the headache and nausea i also get pains which i can...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    Today I can't wait for class to end

    so I can go home and sleep the rest of the day away in a dark, dark room.
    lalaloopsytrollpony lalaloopsytrollpony
    22-25, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    migraine migraine go away,

    please don't come back another day :(
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    Lately, I've refused to take my medication at

    the onset of a migraine. They've come in waves near daily ranging from mild to severe. Anyway, the meds have they're own repercussions. I take them and they usually lessen the pain but I sleep forever, wake sluggish and swollen due to water retention, then get severe insomnia...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan
    41-45, F
    Oct 1, 2014

    It's getting bad again.

    I've been as fine as one can be for a month or so,I still felt pain almost everyday but it was manageable. It was just bad headaches but I was so used to that kind of pain that I didn't really feel it. It was like background noise: you are aware of it but you concentrate on...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix
    22-25, F
    Apr 26, 2014
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