Oct 21, 2011

A letter to my brain

Dearest brain,
For so long you have been a great companion of mine.  You've gotten me through 21yrs of life without any issues....mostly.
In 2006 you started taunting me with migraines.  I first thought it was side-effect from having had my wisdom teeth removed...
after all they do hold your jaw open for an extended period of time.  Then they started occurring every other month and eventually became a
big enough nuisance I sought help.  One doctor had me do some motor skill tests and confirmed they were migraines. 
Another had an MRI done, but never bothered to call and tell me if it was clear or not. I've been on pill after pill for the treatment
of these pesky migraines...to no avail.  I'm at a loss.  I thought I had them connected to my "cycles", but you continue to
throw me curve balls and I'm having them more frequently and sporadically throughout the month, not just during my period. 
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?  None of the physicians I've seen have felt alarmed enough to refer me to a neurologist,
but this isn't their head!!  Do I have a brain tumor?  Are my blood vessels too small? I give in, you're pissing me off.
Current score
Brain 500,000,000,000 - Amanda - 0
So I'm asking you, politely, stop this nonsense and let me live a normal and happy life without constant interruption via migraines.
If you do not comply, I will cut you off, yea you heard me.  I am going to borrow a guillotine and slice you right off.
Migraine sufferer since: 2006
Medicines tried: Imitrex, Maxalt and Treximet
Aura: No aura
Frequency: 9 or more in a 60 day period <--- scary number
Details of attacks: Pounding, pulsating, usually occurring on the front/right side of head.

1 comment:

  1. I can totally relate to this post and I wish/hope/pray that your brain gets this letter and reconsiders putting you through so much pain. xoxo