Quote from xbrokentragedyx:hello all, im jessica. i'm a 14 year old girl from newjersey, and im in desperate need of some help. here is my story....
i have had migranes all my life, but about 5 months ago i got a migrane that was constant for a few weeks. After a few weeks of this horrible migrane i started to getting very dizzy and have peirods of blackness daily when i exerted myself.I immediatly seeked help from a neurologist.She stopped my 2 current medications i was on for about a year each, adderal xr for my adhd, and prozac for my depression and anxiety. I was just overcomming depression and anxiety i have had for years and my self mutalation problems through therepy and medicine. i slowly came off my two medicines, the dizziness and blackouts became worse and worse, and soon i was having these spells, 4 or 5 times a day. 3 months past and no relief from my constant headache and now im passing out, and still having these spells. now its been 8 months and still getting worse. i was hospitilized about a month ago for 8 days, it got so sivere. i stayed in the eeg unit for testing. i wasnt having seizures. rutine bloodtests for lime was done. after hospitilization i have had the following tests: MRI, EEG, Inner ear, eye tests, blood tests for lime, and ive seen a cardiologist for a stress test. all came out normal, i had a heart monitor on for 30 days, i have been out of school for months, i am getting homeschooled. i need to find out what is happening, doctors are giving up. i have had a constant headache for 8 months, im slipping back into depression, still having my spells, passing out, fuzziness of vision has started. i want my life back. i need to know whats wrong with me.
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I'm 18 yrs old and have had migraines for only a couple of years. I've had all tests that you mentioned done as well, and mine also came back normal. I hated that damn heart monitor. Anyway, it was my endocrinologist that discovered that I had low blood pressure and that's why I was light-headed and blacking-out all the time. I take florinef acetate for my blood pressure and it works great. I'm no longer dizzy.
As for the migraines, I've been on lots of different meds. There were so many times I became depressed and just wanted to give up. Then, about two months ago, my doctors gave up trying to figure out what's wrong with me and decided to just treat the symptoms. So far that seems to be working best. I finally found a medication that I can tolerate (Pamelor) and it seems to help the migraines. Instead of having them everyday, I have them about four or five days a week; plus, the intensity of the migraines has lessened a little bit.
I can't even begin to tell you how many blood tests I've had. I've been tested for practically every auto-immune disease. Then they found out that I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. And that's why I had absolutely no energy at all. Now I'm on thyroid medication and I have more energy.
My advice is that you need to find something to take your mind off your health problems, otherwise you'll drive yourself crazy. I know I did. So I decided to adopt a sick kitten and we've been getting better together. Anyway, don't give up. Eventually things will get better. And also, know that you're not alone.