Hi I'm new to this app. Im in my 20s and Ive been suffering ftom migraines (without aura) since I was a teenager. I honestly don't remember when I even got my first migraine. The pain is intense and lasts anywhere from a few hours to 3 days. I tried every over the counter pain killer that was available and it either did nothing at all or only worked some of the time. It got the the point where I had to miss classes due to migraines. As a university student it's fine to occasionally miss class and my profs were very understanding. Now that I'm graduating in June my concern is that I can't miss work when I get a job. Due all of this about a month ago I finally asked my doctor about getting prescription migraine medication, she agreed that I should try some since nothing over the counter worked consistently. I am also waiting for an MRI, my doctor says its unlikely that i have a tumour but she wants to make sure. The prescription medication works but it can take up to an hour or so to work. And since my migraines tend to last multiple days the medication wears off after one day and the migraine come back. I try not to take it multiple days in a row, even if it means suffering through the pain, because of potential side effects (internal bleeding).
I also recently switched from the birth control pill to the IUD because the pill may have been causing the migraines (although the OBYGYN couldn't be sure since I didn't remember if I got migraines before I started the pill). My migraines are also more intense when I have my period. I got the IUD inserted a week ago and sadly I got my first migraine while on the IUD yesterday. This shattered my hopes that I might be migraine free or at the very least have less intense migraines from now on. I'm still hoping that the migraines will now be less frequent (I have an episode a few times a month).
I also suffer from a mild form of scoliosis. Due to this I also suffer fron chronic back/neck pain/tension. Various doctors have also told me that this might be a cause of my migraines as well. When I asked my former GP why no one warned me about these potential problems when I was first diagnosed with scoliosis she said that my condition was so mild that they didn't think it would cause these problems.
This is unrelated to my pain but I also suffer from depression and panick disorder that are being treated. So unfortunately my migraines and pain affect my mood negatively and do give me panic attacks sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days but I take it one day at a time.
So that's my lil intro. Glad to have found this app and a place where I can vent with other going through similar troubles. Makes me feel better to know I'm not alone.