I’m about at the end of my rope.
For the past three weeks, I’ve had a migraine almost every single day. If it’s not there when I get up in the morning, it’s there by 3 p.m. By 6, I can barely eat dinner with my family. All I want to do is crawl in bed and sleep. But, I can’t.
Even if I’m able to make it to bed (instead of trying to power through one more project), the pain is too intense to sleep. So, I watch a dimly lit movie or TV show on my iPad (very quietly), until I get exhausted enough to fall asleep in spite of the pain.
I can’t read. I can’t spend time with my husband or my daughter. I can’t think. I can’t do anything, except survive the migraine and hope it’s gone by the time I wake up.
I’m trying to stay grateful. What I’m experiencing now isn’t as bad as what I went through in 2008. I don’t have one every day, and it’s not a constant level 7. But, I fear it’s getting there. The migraines are coming closer together, and I’m terrified that I’ll be locked in that old cycle once again.
Worse, because my husband and I are still trying to have a baby, there’s little the doctors will do to help. It’s been almost a year since I went off birth control and quit most of my migraine medications, and we’re not pregnant yet. If the doctors won’t help now, how will I possibly make it through the months of pregnancy and breastfeeding – whenever they finally arrive?
I feel like I’ve tried everything, but there must be some medications or treatments out there that have passed me by. Does anyone have any suggestions? I haven’t tried Midrin, though I’ve heard there’s a manufacturer down here in Texas who is making an equivalent now. Have any of you tried it? Did any of you take it while you were trying to conceive?