Looking After The Future

I am fucking done suffering.

Hi everyone! I’m new here but I am so so so happy I have found you guys.
I have been dealing with what I thought were “headaches” for years now. Until recently it was about once a week and now? About 4/5 times a week I’m experiencing cranium pain.
I’ve been seeing my doctor weekly trying to get this figured out. We thought it was muscles spasms causing headaches and that’s how we found out my insurance refuses to cover massage therapy. So the next week there I am back in the doctor’s office only this time a new symptom has appeared. Searing pain in my right eye that shoots back into my skull.
Now until this point I had tried ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, excedrine, caffeine, ice, even essential oils (I was desperate). The only thing that gave me a tiny amount of relief was an ice pack on my forehead and back of the neck, and that was just enough that I could fall asleep.
This is when my doc has a “eureka” moment and tells me these aren’t headaches, they’re migraines and we need to treat them VERY differently than the run of the mill headache.
Now we have a plan of attack.
She prescribed me Sumatriptan, wrote me a physical therapy referral, told me to get a supportive pillow (got today), and said it looks like I’m grinding my teeth so see the dentist (did today got fitted for a night guard), and get on a better sleep schedule.
If these things don’t help the next step is imaging. Though I am optimistic.
I’m going to make these migraines my bitch. I am so sick of suffering and hiding in the dark with my ice packs. And I am so happy I found a community of people who know what I’m going through!
I just took my first sumatriptan, migraine is currently coming on strong. Now laying on my new pillow in the dark with my blue light blocking glasses in and ice packs in place.
If anyone has additional tips for me I would love to hear them!

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