My name (pseudonym) is Skylar T. Loch (pronounced lock), and I am a chronic migraineur.
I have suffered from chronic daily headaches and intermittent migraines for more than 11 years. I literally always have a headache and I suffer from AT LEAST one migraine per week.
I got my first migraine at 15. Until my early 20s my migraines were episodic*. By the time I turned 23 I was suffering from chronic migraine*. In 2008, I stopped working due to the disabling effects of migraine disease.
I have had MRI’s, CAT Scans, Angiograms … seen a host of doctors and tried many different treatments all to no avail. But I have not given up. I am still on the hunt to complete my migraine puzzle; with the aim to control and/or rid myself of this crippling disease and be of encouragement to other suffers.
* “Chronic migraine is a distinct and relatively recently defined sub-type of Chronic Daily Headache. The International Headache Society defines chronic migraine as more than fifteen headache days per month over a three month period of which more than eight are migrainous, in the absence of medication over use. Episodic migraine is the other migraine sub-type, which is defined as less than 15 headache days per month.” – migrainetrust.org