My name is Becky, and by the name of this blog, I am sure you can guess that I have migraines. I am 20 years old and a college student working my way towards becoming a nurse. I was a gymnast for 10 years, and I enjoy school, I love to write and being with my family. I began having headaches from a very young age, but my very first migraine was on my thirteenth birthday (what a wonderful way of starting my teenage years). Migraines run in my family, so I was not shocked when I began to have them. There were a few instances in my life when my migraines got significantly worse, such as after I had my wisdom teeth removed, after a really bad back and neck injury from gymnastics that forced me to quit, post ear surgery to remove a cyst, etc. Aside from migraines, I was also diagnosed with depression, anxiety, RSD or AMPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome) after a sprained ankle at gymnastics practice, POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) which was diagnosed after my back injury. Like many migraine patients, I am still in the works of finding medications that are right for me and have seen numerous doctors. Up until recently, I was not having migraines very often, but I had daily headaches that I was able to treat with ibuprofen, Excedrin, or Cambia. However, this all changed in June when I had my first complex migraine, and since then I have had one continuous migraine for seven months. I wanted to start this blog to share my struggles and experiences with others that are going through a similar situation as well as raise awareness of how many people this disease affects. I am a teenager who is suffering from migraines, and I want other teenagers to feel like they can speak out as well. I will be sharing what my journey has been like and what is to come.
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I am a 21-year-old full-time college student who suffers from chronic migraine and other chronic illnesses. There were certain things that I was not aware of when my journey with migraines began, so this blog is to raise awareness and share my journey and experience. View all posts by Becky