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Hello my name is Gina and I'm 18. Since last year in August I've started getting headaches everyday that then transformed into migraines everyday. I went to a nuerologist and she diagnosed me with chronic migraines and suggested for me to go to the hospital to get the DHE. Let me tell you, that was a waste of time and precious money. It got rid of my migraine during the stay there but I had fuzzy feeling in my head everytime I shook it. By the time I got discharged from the hopsital and stayed a couple hours at home the migraine started to slowly creep back into the pain it was before. So to those who are thinking about doing the DHE I suggest to not go for it. All it left for me was false hope and more frustration.
I've also tried medications Amitriptyline and Topmax. Sad to say they never worked on me so now I'm off them and taking vitamins like B2, Petadolex, and magnesium.
The reason now I'm feeling desperate for help is that I just went to the emergency room last night because my migraine got so bad that I couldn't even properly walk, talk, or hear and see. They put me on Toradol and that seemed to help, but now I can feel the migraine slowly creeping back up again to (hopefully not) the intense pain I had last night.
Because of these migraines I had to drop out of highschool on my senior year and I never got to graduate with my class. The adminstration in my school didn't believe I was having migraines and did little to help. Now I'm in homeschooling and I only need to finish two classes to finally graduate, but it seems that even now it will be hard to accomplish those with these migraines effecting how I work. I used to be an A/B student with a chance to go to a good university and live a normal college life. Now it seems that I will probably be better off going to a community college and starting slow from there.
I would love to know how other people deal with the migraines and what they figured out were there triggers are. I would really love it if anyone can give me any advice on other things they've tried to help with their migraines. I know chocolate is a no-no for me and also sodas, but having 2 or 3 drinks a week with caffenine, like coffee or tea, helps calm it down. Light, sound, smells they don't do to well either, however I heard exercise is good but sometimes I can't even get myself up from the bed to do it.
That's pretty much all I have to say. I think this probably turned out to be more of rant than asking for help, but I would really appreciate it if someone could help. Thanks!
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