Migraines run in my family – my grandfather and my aunt both get a few migraines a year. My mother was lucky enough that she never had a migraine.
I was diagnosed with Migraines in second grade, after a teacher noticed my light sensitivity. At first my teacher thought maybe I just needed glasses, which I did, but the opthamologist suggested that I may have migraines as well.
That was 10 years ago.
Since then, I have had (at least) three neurologists. I have tried countless migraine medications and treatments, including Botox, bio-feedback, and Topamax (the most popular migraine drug). I have had EEGs and MRIs, all which confirmed my diagnosis. In 2016, I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines, and received Disability because of my headaches.
I have started this blog because there are a lot of misconceptions about Migraines, and many migraine sufferers feel alone. This blog will discuss product reviews, discussions of new treatments and medical articles, and anecdotal stories. I make no money (or get anything) from this blog, aside from the joy of writing it. I hope it helps others.