I have had a migraine for about 3 1/2 months now, which puts it well into the status migrainosus category. There is no chance that I will be able to see a doctor, let alone go to a hospital, for at least a month, probably longer. This migraine was triggered by scents, to which I still remain highly sensitive. I was not able to obtain any prescription medications at the time, so it is not a transformed migraine since I was not taking any medications. I did drink coffee, but only occasionally, perhaps a few times a month at most.
The pain isn't the issue as I have gotten used to it. In absolute terms, it varies from being twice as bad as having a tooth drilled without painkillers to ten times as bad, but I have gotten used to it. I am more worried about the possibilities of aneurysm / tumor / stroke / a hole in my heart / a heart attack.
Seeing as how I will not be able to obtain medical attention in the near future, is there any way to manage the risk of stroke or whatever else migraine puts me at high risk for? Should I drink coffee or not? What about exercise: good or bad? When I save up enough to get health insurance, does the migraine count as a pre-existing condition even though I have received no treatment for it?
Also, staying in bed all day is not an option, or I will never earn enough money to get medical attention, and furthermore, I would end up homeless anyway.