Posted at 18:41h
in My Headache Story
I have been suffering from chronic daily headaches since I was 13-years-old. I am now 37-years-old. Back then it was tension-type headaches, with a migraine only occurring about 1-2 times per month. I went to see my first neurologist when I was 14-years-old. He literally told me to learn to live with them and that I would out grow them when I was done going through puberty. Unfortunately he was wrong. When I was about 19-20 years old my headaches transformed to severe daily migraines. At that time I was seeing a psychologist, who, when he found out, urged me to go back to a neurologist and assured me I did not have to live like that.
That started my journey to seek treatment. I cannot tell you how many doctors I saw throughout the Tri-State area. I lost count. Time and again I was eventually told that they had never encountered a patient like me. Resistant to all medications and treatment, all my tests came back normal. The migraines never improved or lessened. On a scale of 1-10 my headaches, in all these years, has never gone below an 8. They would all tell me there was nothing more they could do for me and I should seek another doctor. At 24 years old I was desperate. I quit my job and struggled to try to deal with these crippling migraines on my own.