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I am new here, I have suffered from migraines since I was 6 years old, i am clinically depressed, have panic and anxiety disorder and on antdepresnts and see a therapist yet feel that no one really understands that my problem is chronic an dehabiliating pain that is in my head but not "all in my head" as i have been told by many! i went to the ER last week because i thought iw as having a stroke! a my migraines seem to be getting worse i could not keep a single sip of water down , 2 days ago i had another and at the peak of my pain looked for ways to end my life... because i felt that i could not bear it anymore... i often have to cancel therapy and medical apointmnets and been told i have avoidant discorder, etc etc and i try to explain that i have a migraine... well, they sa, so y you have a headache but you have to keep ure appointmnets! but i cant i cant because the pain sometimes has me in a ball wanting to die at times and i am distraught....feel misunderstood and alone...

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Where do you live - which country? You need to speak with a migraine specialist - they exist and they are life changing. Do not lose hope or faith - tell yourself you are worth it and keep searching for that doctor who understands. In Canada and the US there is a new drug that has been approved that, for some, has become life changing. Problem is its cost - but here's an article about it - jwatch.org/fw114625/2018/10...

I know Canada and the US have doctors that can help with migraines.

A place to start is understanding what causes your migraines - food, hormones, weather, sleep disruption etc. Start keeping a journal of what you eat, including how much water you drink, how much sleep you get, the weather etc - and record whether you get a headache on the day.

Stay strong - keep looking for good help.


thank you, Lactosebitb, for the information and encouraging words. I am in the U.S. and have never seen a migraine specialist.


You should google migraine neurologists to find a doctor in your area. Migraines are one of the most misunderstood illnesses. Keep looking - help is available


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