I am a 61-year old woman who suffered from a major stroke five years ago which caused 24/7 severe migraines, but I have gotten much relief with many... read more
I am a 61-year old woman who suffered from a major stroke five years ago which caused 24/7 severe migraines, but I have gotten much relief with many treatments which I try to share. But I'm still suffering from severe ones which can last for almost a week at a time. They are very hard to treat since they were caused by my stroke. I can't do much in a day and need at least 12 hours of sleep a night or my migraines get terrible. I also suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia, fibromyalgia, kidney failure, stroke disabilities, hate to eat since stroke, myoclonus--involuntary jerking of limbs and whole body, brain aneurysm, pain during sleeping, osteoporosis, obstructive and central brain sleep apnea, acid reflux, 24/7 clenching of toes, voice and swallowing problems at times, allergies, depression, bletharitis--pain in my eyes, abnormal hearing loss, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rosacea, and more problems. Most of these medical problems AFTER my stroke. Also a 6-month Prolia injection given to me more than a year ago, caused seemingly permanent burning of my skin, severe bone pain and sore tongue. This includes severe bone bruising on my skull which prevents me from wearing my CPAP mask, further making my migraines worse and putting me at risk for other serious illnesses including another stroke. The side effects from the Prolia should have long gone away.
I've had my own business for many years, but now can barely work. I used to be in politics and volunteered a great deal. Now rarely go out to do anything--errands, socially. Married. But I am now grateful for what I am able to do and what I do have in my life. Depression well treated. It was a process to get to this point.read less