I was a migraine free girl until perimenopause struck in my mid thirties, so along with the cliche mood swings and hot flashes, my brain decided it wanted to join in on the fun. It rewired itself into a highly oversensitive pain center, fluctuating wildly with every hormonal shift. Then my brain was so pleased with its accomplishments, it tossed in a few more migraine triggers like barometric pressure, sinus pressure and stress.
I've made the usual rounds to the doctors, taken most of the medicines associated with migraines, but none of it has really helped. It appears that I'm stuck with these headaches until my eggs dry up (not to be insensitive, but being a child free type person, I never needed them in the first place, so this is really irritating.)
In addition, I am slowly coming to realize that my coping skills are crap. My concentration is shot, and I maybe going just a little bit crazy. It's hard to face the world everyday feeling like the sky is going to fall. That's how I know I'm a Migraine Chick..