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I was diagnosed at age 8 with migraines. These words didn’t mean much to me at that age. All I remember was that lots of things gave me headaches and made me nauseous. The older I got the worse they got, but still it didn’t stop me from getting degrees or having children.
I had multiple jobs and lived in NYC, Texas and finally in PA. In Texas, I found the right injections. It canceled my week-long Migraines, but it would put me down for a full day. I didn’t mine and I only had it when things got really bad.
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When I moved to PA that injection wasn’t an option. Migraines got worse. Was in an accident from work and another co-worker and I knocked heads. I had a concussion. My migraines began daily. I worked with them for a full year. I couldn’t take it anymore, had to take medicines, leave and see if I can get treatment to break the cycle of migraines, with no luck. Nothing helped. My brain started building up with fluid, collapsed veins in the back of my head kept the migraines coming.
In the process of finding a cure for my migraines, my kidney developed a tumor which was cancerous. Had my kidney removed 2 years ago, the migraines continued. They got to the point that my vision and speech was impaired. Felt like I was having a stroke.