Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Migraines are killing me

I was planning to write a blog post about my 2 year anniversary since surgery.  I'd like to evaluate what is better and what is worse.  But the pain I'm in is making it hard to think clearly or to even care.

The migraine is near-constant right now.  Just different pain levels on different days.  I'm looking into finding a new migraine specialist, since I don't have anyone right now.  I have already tried so many things, and fully exhausted the ideas of my last headache clinic, but I am feeling desperate again, so I have to try.

I'm also terrified to leave our home, or even have others come into our home, due to the risk of new migraines being triggered by fragrances.  This is particularly problematic at my dentist's office, which triggered a 6-day migraine last time I was in.  I'm not sure what to do about getting this cavity filled, when I'm scared to go into the office.

I'm feeling so depressed about this lately.  I found a neurologist at NorthShore that specializes in migraines and sleep.  Since my sleep has been problematic lately, as well, I'm trying to get up the nerve to call and make an appointment.

I'm just so scared that he will also say there's nothing he can do for me.

I'll try to write a better update soon.  Thanks for listening.