Ok so i am ayoung 18 year old and i've suffered from migraines since i was about
12, but i would only get them every six months or so. With my migraines i get, first of all flashes of light in my vision which makes it impossible for me to see, then pins and needles which start at my fingers and travel up even to the point of half of my toungue, and then i get sickness and the headache at the same time. this lasts for about
6 hours, but i usually feel abit ill and run down for about
24 hours after the migraine finishes. Recommendations like sitting in a darkquiet room, or going to sleep didnt really help me either, most of the time the pain is so bad if the room is quiet and dark would make no difference to if i was loud and bright, and i can only ever get to sleep once the pain and crying has warn me down enough that i have no energy left, the pain is too bad to just be able to sleep.
I could deal with this up until december 2009 when i got a migraine every day for a week, sometimes i'd have one in the morning and then wake up with one at 1am the next morning. The doctors prescribed me a preventative drug called Pitotifen which seemed to break them and everything went back to normal. but then at the begining of febuarary 2010 my mirgraines returned, again, once near enough every day, we went back to the doctor and he prescribed more Pizotifen but twice daily. im not on 0.5g in the morning and 1.5g at night.
A couple of days ago, i got another migraine. I really feel lost and i have no idea what to do. Im now in fear that my daily migraines will come back so im scared to eat anything and im paranoid, i keep imagining seeing the flashes in my eyes, im too scared to go out and do anything wioth my friends because i dont want to be stuck somewhere if i suddenly go blind in one eye. I feel totally powerless, i dont eat chocolate or have caffine, i take my tablets and yet i still get them.
No one i speak to seems to understand how it feels to be terrified of migraines because they are that painful, it would just help me to know that some people out there know how i feel and i'd just like to know if anyone had any advice at all at how to build my confidence back up and just to speak to someone who had the same condition would be a great help. Thanks.
ps. im sorry that this was so long winded, its a hard thing to try and explain.