From One of the Many Amazing Migraine Sufferers
“Two and a half years ago I began treatment at the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute, in Ann Arbor. I went on and off nearly 30+ prophylactics and abortive medications, gained 50lbs, had two inpatient hospital stays, both 14 days in length, met with the neurologists in A2 every 4 weeks, had numerous nerve blocks (steroids) both with and without sedation, 2 lumbar punctures, tried two rounds of botox, and i was still living with daily migraine pain, on average, of a 3 on a 5 scale. I started suffering from cardiac issues such as SVT’s that needed medication and venous insufficiency. The medications were taking a serious toll on my body.
I’ve suffered near daily migraines for over 10 years, and I’ve battled chronic (15 ish days/month) migraine pain since I was around 12 years old.
Before the institute, I had tried approximately 20+ different meds, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and elimination diets, which like the above, had no positive impact on my health.
Yesterday, I had my checkup at the Institute, and I was told I don’t need to go back for 1 year! I graduated from the neurology department after over 20 years of crappy and unreliable service.
I am pain free these days and it’s amazing. Some may find my new lifestyle too hard, and too much work, but I find it freeing. I’m now managing food and electrolytes instead of pills and injections.
I’ve posted before, and I’ll post again, my extreme gratitude for Angela Stanton and her perseverance and dedication to me, and all members of our migraine family. And to Kristin Elizabeth Ingram and Terri Haas Corley who, and I don’t know how, seem to be on call each and everyday, to support our group, every step of the way, on our journey to improved health.
As always, send me your questions, and I’ll provide whatever support you need. Anyone suffering with chronic pain understands my immense elation over this! I never ever thought it was possible to wake up and feel good. Everyday, I just wake up and go. I don’t worry about canceling plans or having to “deal” with children like I used to.
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