Migraine Mayhem

Another day with this unwanted, insidious beast.  It seeks my near constant companionship, laying claim on my time and energy.  I have given up so much because of it – my job, special events, movies, concerts, and gatherings.  What more does it want from me?

The migraine is an evil beast growing roots inside my weary brain.  Twenty years is a long time to have put up with this unwanted resident.  I have tried everything to get it to vacate the premesis, but like a cockroach it keeps rising up and coming back.

So the best I can do is offer humble retreat.  For too long I have given my best to combat it.  My artillery has included acupuncture, chiropractic readjustments and massage, magnets, gluten-free diet, dairy-free diet, anti-seizure meds, herbal remedies, and blood pressure pills.  Well-meaning friends keep coming up with more suggestions based on the latest article they have read.  More often, the same one I have read.  It’s hard to tell them that I am done spending money on some herb even if it is a “miracle cure”.  I believe this migraine beast is vascular.  The only thing that is somewhat effective is a med called Frovatriptan, but I can’t take it everyday. 

So here we are, the beast and I, living together in disharmony.  The world is a noisy place, even on normal mode, so we navigate as best we can.  I do hope one day that I can tear out its roots, but until then, we’ll just try to survive and take it day by day.

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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