Well guys today is suppose to be a Thankful Thursday post but I just don’t have it in me today. Instead of thinking about what I am thankful for I am thinking about how to survive today with this migraine. I haven’t complained about migraines for awhile so I think another post was due. I have been in a real bad cycle lately it seems that out of the last 14 days I have had a migraine for 10 of those days. I desperately need this to stop. I opened one eye this morning and thought “oh no” as I realized how awful I felt. I feel as though someone has removed all the skin on my forehead and scalp, then used a blow torch on my skull and then put my skin back on. Graphic, I know and I am sorry but that is a 100% accurate way of how I feel. What is worse is that some super smart person at the insurance company has decided that having migraines is an ELECTIVE ILLNESS……..oh yes, I most certainly picked this out of a hat. So insurance has decided that I am only allowed around 9 pills a month. SO on days like today when I know I could take something to get some relief…..I can’t….I have to suffer because I am out of pills and insurance will not let me fill my meds for another 7 days. Could I pay full price? Sure but I don’t have a couple of hundred $$$ for 9 pills. Also insurance has decided that if my neurologist prescribed me a few different things to help ease my pain that they are not going to pay for that either. SO I am only allowed like 2 prescriptions when having 3 would help so much more. I literally understand why people go “postal” because I want to call my health insurance company and scream at them today. (but I won’t) I made a check up appointment with my neurologist for next week but I am not sure what good that will do. Migraines is a chronic illness…..there is NO cure, this is something I will have my entire life. What I would not give to not feel this way?!? Ok guys I will stop before my debbie downer post makes your day less happy also. I hope you all feel much better than I do today…..my only goal is to raise awareness of migraines and to make people realize there isn’t a “magic” cure. Having an “invisible” illness is awful because people don’t believe or understand what they can not see.


  1. Amy
    June 30, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    I'm sorry you're feeling so awful!I think it's crazy that people don't believe you! I have another friend who has the same thing you do and it hinders her so much when she has them. I can't even imagine what you're going through but just know that you do have people who believe you and that you're a strong person for even getting out of bed and going on with your day. Most would let this get them down but I admire how you keep on trucking even when it's tough!Praying relief, comfort, and patience over you as you deal with this on a regular basis!!!

  2. Anonymous
    June 30, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    Nic, I know it's extreme, but have you tried to go gluten free? I have an aunt w/ chronic migraines and she says she's been migraine free for 3 weeks since she went GF. Worth a try?

  3. Caroline
    June 30, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Insurance is such a racket sometimes. I'm sorry they've put such harsh restrictions on your medications and you've been in such a long cycle of migraines lately – I really hope it looks up for you.I've never experienced migraines and rarely even get headaches, so it's hard to imagine the severity of the pain until you see it firsthand. I remember when I was in middle school my best friend would get them and she would lay in the tub or on the floor of her bathroom with towels under the crack of the door and over her eyes to block every bit of light. It's so sad seeing someone you care for going through that knowing there isn't much you can do other than offering support.

  4. The Other Becky
    June 30, 2011 / 4:10 pm

    BOO! I hate when you have migraines. Keeping you in my thoughts today.

  5. Anonymous
    June 30, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    Ugh. I'm so sorry. My mom and my best friend suffer from chronic migraines, too, so even though I can't feel your pain, I know exactly what it looks like. :o( I'm so sorry. I know what you mean about insurance companies though. Before my husband got the job he has now, we had to pay for independent insurance and they wouldn't even cover my yearly gynecology exam because apparently being FEMALE is a pre-existing condition. Ridiculous. They look for ANY way to not cover you. As if I had the choice in what sex I was. I hope you get some relief soon!

  6. Becky
    June 30, 2011 / 6:03 pm

    I am right there with ya sister. I hope you can get out of this cycle…and soon. (Has your doctor thought about contacting the insurance company and petitioning for you to be to get more meds? Just wondering, it's something I've never asked you.)

  7. Maria
    June 30, 2011 / 7:53 pm

    i'm sorry you're feeling so crummy. i can't imagine! i hope you have wake up tomorrow feeling much better than today!

  8. You Can't Spell Practical Without Traci
    July 1, 2011 / 4:10 am

    I hope you wake up tomorrow migraine free!!! I will say a prayer for you tonight and will also say a prayer for the insurance companies and their ridiculous policies. Let me know if you need anything-Traci

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