Hi. This is my first post. My name is Dawn and I am a 45 yo female who has been diagnosed with fibro. The problem is that it isn't the aches and pains that are causing my issues right now. It is daily or every other day migraines. I suffer with migraines with aura and between the auras; which can range from flashing lights to facial laxity and numbness, and the migraine pain itself I have spent almost every day of 2015 in bed or at least in my home. I cannot afford, at this time, the $100 co-pay to see a neurologist and my specialist in headache pain just told me if it doesn't stop to go to the ER.
The problem? I have times, and the last two weeks have been like this, when the pain only occurs at night before sleep or I feel good when my family is here and crash when they are not. Now I am second guessing myself. Am I overstating my pain, is it really that bad, do I really need help? So I guess I just needed to say that. I feel lazy. Is the muscle pain I feel just unused muscles doing new tasks? Why do I need a 4 hour nap and wake to pins and needles sensation throughout my entire body that heralds yet another migraine. When I take the abortive does it really stop the migraine or was I just jumping the gun and there was nothing wrong? That last one is important because I have to sleep off the abortives or pain pills. I spend so kuch time in bed...am I really sick? Yeah the ER docs scare me because so many of them see me as a drug or attention seeker. I am an introvert I don't want the attention and I hate taking the meds, but what are my options?