You wanna know what sucks. Migraines.
When I was 17, I got one of the worst headaches I could imagine. I remember thinking, "this pain is awful, why is this headache so much worse?" I didn't know much about migraines back then, but I knew it was a painful headache and I wanted it gone.
For the next couple years, I'd get the occasional migraine. I'd take some excedrin, lay down, and usually sleep it off. They didn't occur so often so it barely interfered with my life.
Eventually, they became more frequent and less bareable. Over the counter meds didn't help and sleeping was impossible. They kept me down and out too often, especially while I was trying to juggle college classes and a job.
I started seeing a neurologist five years ago. Within those years, I've tried a countless amount of preventive meds that did everything but prevent my migraines. I've tried a few pain relievers as well, one of which does work for me, aside from occasionally becoming too drowsy. I received Botox injections until my insurance no longer allowed it and have been trying them again. No luck yet.
I've read about different home remedies that can help a migraine but can't seem to get any of those to show results.
I don't want to be stuck on these medications for the rest of my life. The appointments and meds add up and the amount of money spent on this issue keeps rising. My insurance doesn't even allow for me to receive enough pain relievers in a month to manage my migraines anymore.
After reading about it on the internet and being told by several people I should give it a try, a pierced my daith yesterday.
I'm going to start a separate post to talk a little about the piercing and what I'm doing to pin point how my migraines start and if I'm able to prevent some of them.
So if you too, like me, suffer from migraines, follow my posts and maybe they will help you too!
Chelsea Blake: My views on life and writing whatever my heart desires.