Symptoms And Treatment Of A Migraine Sufferer

1989 WordsApr 27, 20168 Pages
Each year over twenty-six million people nation wide are affected by migraines. Once thought to be a concentration of evil spirits in the brain, common cures consisted of everything from drilling holes in the skull, to inserting garlic cloves into the temples. Today however, scientists realize that this all too common occurrence is actually a neurological disorder, which can result in the disability of its victim for hours or even days. I myself have been a constant sufferer of migraines since the age of twelve. The following is the life of a migraine sufferer: myself. I am a 16 year old that has had migraines for almost 5 years, and in the last year my migraines have exponentially increased to the point where I am unable to do anything. I end up in hospital once a month and treatment only helps for a certain amount of time. During a migraine, you feel an unreasonable amount of pressure in your head, and then a throb hits you on the sides of the head so hard that your head bobs to the other side. There’s no way that came from inside your head, you think. That’s no hypothetical crisis. God just punched you in the face. My parents believed that the most appropriate place to begin is a brief look into my and my family’s medical background. Since the age of twelve I have constantly been struck with migraines, occurring more and more frequently as I age. Migraines can strike children as well as adults, however; typically the migraines become less frequent after early adulthood.
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