I thought it was time I joined the blogging world, so hello, blogging world!
A brief introduction. I'm a 24-year-old chronic migraine sufferer. I've had migraines as far back as I can remember, but I wasn't diagnosed until I was 20. Before that, I thought I what I had were "sinus headaches", but I was mistaken.
I'm going through a particularly bad migraine cycle right now, which has been going on almost two years. Since last November, I've had constant pain 24/7, despite the effort of several doctors whom I've either fired or who have referred me elsewhere. I will be seeing a new headache specialist (neurologist #4) next month.
I do my best to cope with the constant pain, and would be lost without my DBF and fuzzy Madcat. I would be hopeless without the wonderful support and information on the MyMigraineConnection forums.
A brief explanation about migraine. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease, and is not just a headache. About 36 million Americans suffer from migraine, more than those who suffer from asthma, diabetes and coronary heart disease combined. Yet migraine remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. I'm fortunate that I have a diagnosis and some form of treatment, even though the treatment hasn't put so much as a dent in the pain.
Welcome again to my fledgling blog. Glad to have you here!
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