I had my first migraine when I was five years old, and as I changed and grew, so did my migraines. I have tried and tried and tried many things to stop, prevent, or lessen them, and I find that the best remedy is to surround myself with as many people who care about me as possible.
I stay at home with two small children, and I have a wonderfully supportive husband and a dog. I have a strong support system of family and friends and am able to live a really enjoyable life. With that said, I wake up every day with a headache and go to bed every night the same. For many years I thought I was half-crazy. I suffered in silence, but I didn't understand the scope of the disease.
The disease itself is way more than head pain. It's nausea, sensitivities to foods, weather, stress, light, sound, touch, auras, exhaustion and more. The head pain can spike to a level that no one should have to feel and is frightening. Every day my life involves my migraines.
I started my blog for exactly that reason. It's called My Migraine Life. I began blogging through a blog challenge with American Headache & Migraine Association. I didn't really even know what a blog was when I started writing, and I really love it. It has become a place where I grow, learn, share, and hopefully inspire and teach others. I have found great value learning about my disease and how I can control or better understand it. While doing this, I like to try to spread the word about migraines since they are so difficult to understand and so many of us suffer.