My name is Annie, I am 62 years old, and I have suffered from migraines for 37 years. My first migraine came like a thunderclap in my early teens.
An unknown world opened before me, that of suffering.
My genetic heritage most certainly predisposed me to this, just like my mother, my grandmother. The scenario repeated itself over and over again, over the years. That of a throbbing pain on one side only, accompanied by nausea, vomiting, paresthesias and visual hallucinations. The latter paralyzed me the first times, how not to be when I discovered this famous Alice in Wonderland syndrome where I became a Lilliputian in a world of giants, the other auras with lightning made me lose my sight for 15 minutes.
I was torpedoed, sunk, crushed with each crisis.
I was dragged into endless abysses , relentlessly. I looked for all the possible solutions, to attenuate these sufferings, I tried all the drugs without a real result during long years. Despite everything, I struggled and returned to studies with a profession adapted to my health problems. The arrival of my daughter was beneficial, as we know the migraine sufferer is emotionally sensitive or becomes so with the frequency of this disease. Thanks to the arrival of triptans my life changed, I was generally responding quite well to the treatment. Of course, there were side effects, but I could bear it, because I no longer had those violent and destructive migraines. A new life began quickly stopped by endometriosis, treated in extremis.