It’s Migraine Awareness Week and we’re marking the occasion with #migrainevoices, a series of posts from those affected by migraine who are sharing with us their own migraine journeys.
Rebecca, visited in hospital by her children
“I have two children at home and I hate nothing more than them seeing me lying there in a hospital bed.”
I’m Rebecca and this is my migraine journey.
I remember having migraines when I was college age, so around age 17. I’m 36 now.
I’ve been in hospital so many times I’ve lost count and each time I go, I’m terrified. I have two children at home and I hate nothing more than them seeing me lying there in a hospital bed.
I wake up with it every morning. The pain in my head is just so intense most days. But with a family to care for I have to just get on with it and cope as best as I can.
On days where I am pain free, I am full of anxiety. I usually can’t catch my breath and I’m on edge waiting for the pain to start again.
On my good days, it’s a mild throbbing sensation which usually feels like pressure in my head and face.
I receive injections every 12 weeks from my neurologist and the difference they have made has been great. The severity of the pain has reduced but unfortunately the number of days is still around 20 per month.
I wouldn’t wish migraine on anyone.