I’m like you all with the migraines nearly everyday. Iv had headaches as long as I can remember But thy got really bad and almost every day. I have had these migraines almost everyday for probably 20 yrs at least , plus fighting depression,also Hypothyroidism, then told I have Fibromyalgia, also panic/ anxiety attacks. Once my Dr said something about Chronic Fatigue also said I might have mild narcolepsy. Hes tried me on everything ,ran tests,scans. He eventually sent me to a neurologist. She tried a few meds but didn’t do any tests
When I was diagnosed with depression and seeing a Counselor who sent me to a a Doctor who diagnoses for depression, she made me do a written test about me and how I felt and acted about people and things, she diagnosed me with Clinical depression and something else. So then my Counselor sent me to a different Psychiatrist after sending me to the first one and I told her what happened, my husband was in the room with me when the Dr got mad. She wanted me to try another Dr for medication. Each time my husband had to take off from work to take me. I was so knocked out all the time. I changed from the Psychiatrist to a different one because the first one had a bad attitude. He actually got mad when he suggested I go into the hospital for depression, when I told him that I had heard horrible things about those hospitals and was afraid to go. That was the last time I went to him.
My husband checked on me getting on disability or something to help with the costs but they told him I wouldn’t qualify because we owned to much and Ididnt have enough work points. They didnt go on his earnings ,I had to stop working. And stopped driving because I and my kids were nearly in a accident. Iv missed out on so much with my kids,husband parents who just recently passed away both within a year and half of each other. I’m still mourning both of them and the time lost with them our kids are grown and married and have their own kids,so now I’m missing out on time with them. My doctor wanted me to try the once month shots but our insurance wouldnt approve it and it’s very expensive. I just turned 59. I feel like Iv lost half my life to migraines, and depression. etc. Its almost cost me my marriage, the missing out and not having enough energy. My husband doesn’t understand why I’m depressed, I don’t understand it either but I am.
I still try to go to counseling but with these migraines I dont make it much. Thank be to God for her, shes more understanding than most would be. She told me if I have a very bad migraine to just call early so she can rearrange her schedule. That way I dont have to pay for visits that I v had to cancel.
Someone suggested that we try again especially with my husband getting up in his years too. If something happened to him I wouldn’t have any insurance. I know of a few people that have so much going on with their health, even my mother had to fight to get disability. And was still fighting for it when she passed . My father never was able to get it and neither of them could afford a lawyer. So Iv been afraid to even try. I have anxiety attacks about leaving the house.
Someone said that the people over disability send you to their Doctors who determine if your disabled or not. I don’t know if this is true, if anyone knows please let m know. I live in TN. I don’t know what the rules are with getting it, but I do know that there are some people who has never worked and get it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated…
I pray that you all feel better and stay healthy and safe.
God bless you all.