Thanks MommyO, it is debilitating. My heart goes out to you too! I am happy you have had a couple of migraine free days too! Isn't it amazing how kids learn? And sad too that they have to work around it. Maybe they will be more compassionate adults because of watching us suffer? I only hope that something good can come out of the experience for someone!
It is hard to function. I am at the point now that migraines are my dominating thought. I'm either worrying one will start, wondering if the one I have will get worse, or recovering from one all the time. The one I have now started Monday, but didn't get really bad until this morning. But the dose of caffeine and the frova seems to have caught it in time for once. Maybe the other two times, I just didn't take it soon enough. I haven't picked up my maxalt rx yet, so the frova was all I had on hand. I a m fortunate to have an awesome neighbor and a couple of very good friends who I can rely on on the days that I absolutely cannot function, which seems to be the case with more and more of my migraines. Usually they have started to wane by the time the kids get out of school, but I can call my friends if I truly cannot drive. The one this week didn't get quite that bad, but the last two, functioning was not an option. Those are the worst. I am used to some level of pain on a daily basis, and it seems there is always a low grade migraine going on. I have had cycles before. It had been about 8 years since I had more than 6 or so per year. Now I'm getting that per month. The last cycle lasted about 4 years. IF this follows the same pattern, then I am about 10 months into it.
I told the doctor that I didn't care if he had to make me a walking pharmacy temporarily. I just want my LIFE back! I hope the neurologist will be able to help. I'm pretty desperate at this point for something. I'd settle for reducing frequency/severity if nothing else. I can function when the pain is 5 or under, but once I get past that, I'm pretty useless.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, Cervical radiculopathy