As Many of you know, I have suffered the migraine since I was about 12 years old, and though it's funny to laugh at myself in these pictures, nope...it's not silicone gone wrong! This can be a scary side effect that I finally think I've deduced to the use of NSAID's for my headache pain. (Thank God, because initially I thought it was how my body responded to wine! ---eeek 😱😱 noooo!) Through the years my clients have been incredibly understanding of my need to reschedule their appointments, and I thank them dearly. I honestly don't know what I would do if I didn't have the luxury of making my own schedule.
The first photo is me in the grips of a migraine this weekend, which ruined my vacation at the beach, and my son, who is now very familiar with mom in bed for several days a month with the lights out. He and my husband have always taken very good care of me and tended to my needs and understood when I couldn't find the energy or even see straight to make them meals, clean the house, or just be present. I have felt I have missed out on so many events, get togethers, work, birthdays, and just the simple pleasure of hanging with my son. For years I was prescribed Sumatriptan, a controlled substance. And I must mention, without insurance costs a whopping $260 for 9 pills! Which is all they give you. And to top that off, you have to be sure you take one on the onset to control the pain, and most of the time that didn't work anyway. It was clear that my headaches coincided with fluctuations in hormones, so it was recommended I take a continual stream of birth control to keep the hormones steady throughout the month. This just made them more
frequent. So onto the next trial, a daily dose of Topiramate, which was developed to control seizures in epilepsy patients. I still had migraines (though not as intense) and the worst part was the side effects (massive hair loss, among others) and the idea that I was taking a daily dose of something that didn't really work was just plain frustrating.
Hands in the air, it was time to pray or just deny, surely pre-menopause was on the way and would put this to a halt. Nope. That didn't work, CONTINUED IN COMMENTS 👇🏻