Jun 22, 2012

Seeing a Migraine Specialist

I started seeing a migraine headache specialist in Greensboro, NC on May 31. The first evaluation was very thorough, including an EKG, range of motion measurements on my neck, several vials of blood drawn for testing. The doctor was very kind and understanding. Able to explain more about my condition. Migraine Disease is not curable. The cause is not known though research is being done to find a gene that causes it. She went over all my meds and immediately made changes to not only meds but to my diet as well.

Tuesday, June 18,  I received the first set of trigger point injections to try to ease my migraines that are almost 24/7. Out of the past 28 days I have not been headache free for more than a few hours at a time.

As of today, Friday, June 22, I had a whole 6 hours or so free of headache.  I am doing everything I'm told to do.  But the headaches are getting worse.  There is no break in them and I am struggling to stay positive.  The past 2 days my eyes are so blurry and watery that I can't drive safely at all.   I can only focus to read for a few minutes at a time and then I have to change activities to give my eyes a rest.  Obviously the injections did not work long-term.  

I'm starting to loose hope.  I say I accept His will for my life, even including the headaches, but I'm struggling. 

It's hard to have a chronic illness like this.  A lot of people don't view it as serious.  Maybe it's not life-threatening, but it is life-altering.  And right now I'm having trouble seeing the good in this.

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