Posted 7/22/2016 12:03 PM (GMT -7)
I was a healthy 30 year old woman until May 20th 2010, the day after my last child was born. What was supposed to be one of the happiest times in my life has turned out to be a living nightmare. A quick version of my story...the day after my daughter was born (I did have an epidural) I developed postpardum preeclampsia. I was on bed rest with extremely high blood pressure, horrible headache, allodynia on my scalp and a blue spot in my field of vision that came and went throughout the days. After six weeks, my blood pressure normalized but the head pain, allodynia and blue spot were still present...til this day, six years later, I still have horrible head pain and allodynia 24/7! I have seen more doctors than I can count. For the first few years, I was told it was a chronic daily migraine and tried every migraine medication possible. I was also an inpatient at the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute under the care of the infamous migraine specialist, Dr. Saper. NO MIGRAINE MEDICATION EVEN TOUCHED THE PAIN! Cervical blocks, botox, radio frequency ablation, spinal tap, 3 MRI's, EKG's, hundreds of blood tests...all either didn't help the pain or tests came back normal. I am now with an Integrative Medicine Doctor who does not believe this is a migraine. I also have no family history of migraine. I am following a gluten free, dairy free and sugar free diet. I am a wife and a mother of four. I am begging and pleading for answers. They are missing something! I am stuck in agony. I have prayed for death. Is anyone going through this same thing or know someone who has? Can anyone shed a glimpse of hope for me? I feel like this is my last resort. I can't take the pain anymore. PLEASE HELP ME.