I have been suffering from daily chronic migraines for the l

I have been suffering from daily chronic migraines for the last three years. In the beginning it was hard to accept my new life especially as I saw my peers going to college and moving on with their lives as I was still in the same place. Eventually I just came to accept everything, over the years my capabilities to do things has decreased. My migraines are there when I wake up and when I go to bed. Whether it be driving,reading,eating or any normal activity I used to do everything has been practically consumed by my migraines. The frustrating part of all this is the number of people who don't listen to me. Even my own doctor gave up on me because she just can't figure it out, I became livid because I'm the one whose life is on hold not hers. She won't even give me anything to cope with the pain. Heck, she won't even give me anti-nausea medication. However I am grateful to the people who listen to me and are considerate of me. I've missed college and my driver's license and everyday is just filled with me trying to cope. I've had so many people tell me "To push through it" and honestly I'm tired of that. Even my own friend constantly asked me if she could come over and even said that she can talk to me and stuff. She still tells me this even though I've told her how much pain I'm in. I just don't understand why people don't listen? It's like they down play my migraines, like they think I'm not being "strong enough." There's only so much I can do with a migraine and it's emotionally draining and physically as well.

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Feb 6

@Raine14
Thank you so much for your comment! You have no idea how much it means to me to have someone to relate to as I go through this process. Unfortunately I probably won't be able to get the Omega Migraine procedure or it might be quite difficult due to the fact that my family is having financial problems at the moment. I've never thought about having people who doubt me see me in pain. I guess during those moments I just want to lay down (when I can) and not even be bothered. I'm 19 and I've been dealing with migraines for 11 years but during these past 3 years they've gotten worse.

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Feb 6

@MarWin

I've also heard that this can contribute to migraines. Even though I am not quite sure what the cause is. I have a huge hunch that the medications I've been put on to treat them are actually the problem. I've tried 8 types of medications over the past 3 years.

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Feb 7

@SuzyQ12345 We train our muscles every minute of every day through our daily habits. We are very routine as a society. Especially for forward driven movements. Rarely do we reach overhead, or look up, or do backwards movements. Think of everything you do and how much forward motion you endure. From driving a car to brushing your teeth to watching tv. When we are at the computer or on our phones our heads are normally peering forward, and down when on our phones. Plus our arms and shoulders are forward and rounded internally. Then there is our breathing habits. Most of us breathe using our chest rather than our diaphragm. Bringing the air in through use of our chest causes our shoulders to shrug up. It is unavoidable when breathing like this. Lastly, we hold our breath. So now you are shrugging and holding. Consider you take 22,000 breaths a day and that is a lot of shrug and holds. That is just my view though :)

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