Support group for migraines and headaches.
Hi everyone! My name is Jaime and I'm a new Administrator to the group. I wanted to formally introduce myself. I have had Migraine disease for 26 years. I was diagnosed by a neurologist at the age of 8. I have spent that past three to four years with chronic migraine and chronic daily headache and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia nine months ago. In April I received a neurostimulator implant to help manage my CDH and CM. It has been a God send to me. It isn't a cure but it allows me to have more control over the pain...something that I have never been able to do with medications, alternative therapies, Botox, nerve blocks, diet changes or acupuncture.
I am also a wife and a mom. My husband and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in September and we have three children. My oldest is 14 years old and she just recently returned home from a 20-day trip to six countries in Europe! My younger two are boys, ages 10 and 11. I am on SS Disability for my migraines. I am unable to work due to the frequency, severity, and disabling effects. I was only granted a partial award and am still waiting on a decision for the appeal my lawyer submitted on my behalf almost four years ago. Gotta love the SSA!
I also have a blog and am an administrator of two support groups on Facebook; one for people who struggle with depression and chronic migraines and the other is a group that offers positive ways of coping with chronic pain.
I am happy to help out in any way I can. I know how important it is to have support when coping with such a disabling disorder. I look forward to getting to know everyone here!