Javier’s Story of Living With Chronic Migraine
I decided to share my migraine story as I am going through my worst one ever. I am 23 years old and have a B.S. degree in Kinesiology. I was diagnosed with chronic migraine at 8 years old. My migraine attacks come for about 3 months and the intensity increases every day. The migraine attacks usually vanish for 4 years, but always come back.
For some reason, last year in December I began the cycle and I was about 160 lbs. and finished my undergrad. I was extremely happy celebrating with friends and came home super late. At around 5 am, I woke up screaming with a migraine and I knew this was the beginning of the cycle. I took my meds and tried to power through my migraine cycle. This cycle was the worst one ever. I ended having to pause my 3 jobs a month later, lost 30 lbs, became depressed, dealt with anxiety, and ended up being hospitalized for a week.
This migraine left me extremely traumatized that I still shiver and cry from time to time. My neurologist said he had never seen anyone with migraines as bad as mine. I almost harmed myself but thankfully did not. My last migraine stopped maybe in March. It is now September and I am dealing with chronic headaches and I am starting to get scared again and have begun treatment which is why I am writing this.
I believe that if I made it out of the one I had this year, I can make it out of any of the next ones. I just hope I am not a burden to anyone in my life. Cheers to anyone going through it, With much love. Javier.