Hello Team Migraine!
To catch up everyone and re-introduce myself to everyone, my name is Lisa and I have been suffering from migraines since I was about 5 years old. I take Topamax, Nureton, Maxalt, and some other for break through headachs. Lately I have been suffering from ( what feels like) one big long headach since May 22nd. I have had to visit the ER at least 7 times since then. The Nureo I was seeing here told me I was to much and needed to see a Specalist, so off they shipped me. The only issue, I could not get in until September ( this was back in July).
My appointment was set for Sept. 15th and then we had a big storm and power was knocked out. They canceled the appointment and rescheduled for two weekes latter. So, here we are. I have three break through headaches since. My headaches are called Baislar Autery Migrains. And before everyone starts in on the OTC, or the over use meds, I DO NOT take my pain meds every time I get a headache. I do follow my maintace meds to the letter, but I refuse to go down the road of over use. I did go through that two times and let me tell you coming off that was not the best feeling in the world! I have a very high tolaret level for pain. I can walk around for days in pain, but when I lose vision is when I know I have to take something. I hate being accused of taking to much pain meds. And that is what a lot of people ( including health care professionals and other suffers) do.
So, all in all, I wish everyone who has to go see thier doctor and a new doctor the best of luck this week. Wish you a happy week. May happy days come to you. Please know there is someone out there who has what you have and shares what you have. You are not alone. I'm no docator, but I'm here to listen.
Published On: September 28, 2008