Absolutely, I agree that for people who LEGITIMATELY need pain medication to sustain a "normal" way of life, GENERALLY do not abuse narcotics. We already fear the stigma that will come with being a "migraineur who is on narcotics" I have been in the hospital before, literally at the bottom, unsure of whether I could continue if they didn't stop the pain...and I was treated poorly, like a drug seeker. However, I have also been to the ER and treated with respect and medicated as needed.
There are two sides to every story, every medication etc. I think we just need to be understanding of one another AND THEIR EXPERIENCES, that's the whole reason we are here, right? To share information and BE SUPPORTIVE to one another.
VENT: I get a bit frustrated from time to time when people have closed their mind to things they may have tried before and didn't work, are you the same person that you were when you tried xyz? Maybe your migraines aren't quite the same either. Be open to trying new or even old things- The point is to feel better and live a productive life that can be enjoyed!!!! (Ok, I'm better)
Side Note: Alan (my fiance) and I went to a Halloween party as the corpse bride and groom, we were sick!!! I will have to post a picture so you all can see it!!!! ha ha
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