Migraines Update, Depression, and Weekend Plans

I’ve been having a tough time lately mentally and physically. These constant migraines and stomach/digestive issues have really got me down. Sometimes I feel like life isn’t even worth it if every day is going to be like this. If you’ve ever had chronic, unrelenting migraines day after day, you probably understand how I feel.

I am trying hard to get this fixed or at least lessened and my doctors are trying different things, but nothing has come close to solving the issue yet. I feel like I’m just being dragged through each day and the only time I feel good is when I’m asleep.

This is my favorite time of year and I normally love to go out and do Halloween-ish or fall-ish things, so not being able to do so compounds my sadness. This weekend my husband has plans to take me several hours away for my birthday to see the Jack-o-lantern spectacular in Louisville, Kentucky. I want to go so bad and will try to go if at all possible, but I fear I won’t be able to if the health issues are acting up bad.

Luckily, the event is a drive-thru event, so I wouldn’t have to do much physically, but if I have a migraine or stomach issues, driving that far obviously wouldn’t be fun and would kind of spoil the weekend. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

21 thoughts on “Migraines Update, Depression, and Weekend Plans”

  1. I’m in a similar boat physically but without the migraines! I get the struggle of wondering why we bother waking up to another day filled with pain. I wish a quick relief is soon found for those headaches and that you are giving yourself permission to not do things that make you worry about yourself physically!

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  2. I’ll wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY but it’s not going to be happy with migraines. As you probably know, I get chronic migraines and they are so incredibly debilitating. I’m averaging 5 days a week and it’s awful. I’m lucky in that Sumatriptan usually works, sometimes needing two doses, but I can’t take it every time because it’s limited use (those I’ve had this extended by the GP). There are prophylaxis treatments your doc might want to try you on but I don’t think they’ll give you immediate or even effective outcomes, though for the future it might be worth looking into. I’d imagine triptans would be the way to go, something to provide immediate relief. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and send lots of love your way xxxxxx

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    1. Yeah, I do take Sumatriptan, but right now I am not supposed to take more than 4 a week. Like you, I get migraines that last more than that, sometimes 4-7 days straight, and I have some migraine symptoms almost every day, even if they don’t turn into full blown migraines every day. I take Topamax to try to prevent them too, and am tapering up the dose currently, but don’t know if that will help either. I hope so though.


      1. Oh yes, I remember you mentioning Topamax before now. Sorry. Memory is sh*t! Yeah, no more than 4 a week is ridiculous when they’re chronic and hitting you several days a week. There’s a jab that’s been given the go-ahead in the states, Aimovig, that some other bloggers have been trying with decent results. NICE rejected it for NHS use, which is pretty typical. x

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  3. ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    ◇ I Decided to Accept ALL of The Physiological Sensations of Evolving; what Helped Me come to This Pass was Thinking about Menstrual Cycles and Pregnancy…as a Boy My General Physiology is Stable; then I Quit Doctor and Focussed on My Energetic Growth and Development…so NOW!!! whenever I Experience Evolution Pain and Other Less than Comfortable Physiological Sensations I Remind MySelf of Periods, Pregnancy and Birth which ALL Pass; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I AM NOT!!! Sick, I AM Pregnant or Evolving…what I Used to Label “migraines” I AM NOW!!! Labelling as a ReConfiguration of My Many Neural PathWays Expanding My Mind; the DisComfort in My Torso I Put Down to Energetic Activity so I Haven’t Attended a Doctor in Two Years as I THINK!!! They Play Guessing Games

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇


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  4. I hope you get a remedy soon. Migraines are bad enough on their own but to have chronic stomach pain too must be unbearable. I felt similar last Xmas and their is light at the end of the tunnel. You will feel better one day very soon. Take care and i hope you get to go on your trip.

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