Migraines almost every day for the last week.
And I am so tired.
The pain has been driving me absolutely insane.
Anyone out there understand??
Once upon a time, I wondered: Will migraines follow me on vacation to Hawaii?
I am now back from the island paradise…
and I have my answer.
But when the migraine went away,
I was on vacation in Hawaii. 🙂
So that’s the roller-coaster of my life.
(Shout out to my amazing boyfriend who took me on a birthday dream vacation and also took care of me when I didn’t feel good!)
Chronic migraines are an ever-changing struggle. I have good days in a row, and I start to feel almost “normal.” And then I have bad day after bad day that has me wondering, “will I EVER feel that normalcy again?”
Up and down on the pain rollercoaster.
This week, I had an appointment with my neurologist to discuss treatment options.
I’ve been seeing the same doc for years… and he just seems kinda… lost. I’m a hard case, because most of the things we tried have actually made me worse. And none have really helped.
I had to ask for a referral. I am LONG overdue for seeing a new doctor. I need a MIGRAINE SPECIALIST, not just a neurologist.
I know my neuro wants to help, but at this point, I need another opinion.
SO *fingers crossed*… I’m waiting for insurance approval, and then I can set up an appointment.
Such is the life.
I had a scary migraine attack all day yesterday. I woke up today feeling less pain, which is good. But I had that “migraine hangover” feeling, and I was emotionally drained.
How, after 17 years of having these attacks …(omg, 17 years, has it been that LONG?!)…
how do we still know NOTHING?
I don’t know how to prevent these kinds of scary attacks.
And I don’t know why they happen.
It’s a very helpless feeling, to be in so much pain for whatever unknown reason, and to know that going to the Emergency Room probably won’t even help. The last few times I went, the medications actually made things WORSE by adding side effects to the situation.
So I’m left with this feeling today, that there is 1 thing I know: We Know Nothing.
I have hope that this will change. I have hope that I will eventually figure some things out. But for now, I just take life 1 day at a time.