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.
Samantha, one of many benefitting from new anti-CGRP treatments
“Anti-CGRP medication got me back to just one attack a fortnight.”
I’m Samantha, I’m 32 and I’ve had migraine since I was 13.
Until two years ago I had migraine with visual aura, but now I almost exclusively get brainstem migraine. These leave me incredibly confused and my cognitive function really declines, as well as all the classic migraine symptoms.
I had a terrible flare up (an attack every other day) last winter, which really hit my quality of life. It was also a big factor in my decision to leave a job, and has delayed my plans to start a family.
But now the good news… Anti-CGRP medication got me back to just one attack a fortnight.
And with the changes in my lifestyle, jobs and family planning, my husband and I got a dog, who is very loved! And I find walking her is so beneficial on my recovery journey.