I learned that the Ajovy was actually adding to my brain fog! I was beginning to wonder if I was slipping into Dementia. (The Aimovig gave me the same problem!) Now, in my second month on Emgality, the fog has lifted!!! The depression is still with me, but my energy is returning.
I make goals and work like crazy to meet them. They don't have to be big or fancy just something with which I have control preparing for. Some common goals are holiday parties, gardening, genealogy, etc. I limits visits with family that refuse to understand depression no matter how many documents and web sites I provide. I was visiting with family last week and a story was on the news about a young man committing suicide and my mother said "that's stupid." She has been lucky enough to be emotionally strong which has kept her alive in spite of the life she had while raising my siblings and myself. I am now just understanding my anxiety, which I've had all my life.
Suz, how & why were your accomodations "jerked away?" I'm concerned for you. And, Denise, I hear you, loud and clear, on your mother's comment about the suicide victim.
And, a general comment: Let's not confuse our migraines with headaches. Headaches are but one symptom of our complex neurological disease. Some of us also have our GI systems involved, and/or our peripheral nervous systems involved, or our hearing goes whacko, our eyes do funny things, we have problems with speech aphasia, we walk "funny," etc.
Elvis Pressley was killed by his migraine disease - he had a stroke. His medical care was the gold standard for the time. He was taking a pharmacy's worth of prescription meds, including narcotics & opiods, as I remember.
Lewis Carrol's "Alice in Wonderland" was a migraineur's hallucinations, or so I've read.
So, we're in great company! (Can y'all tell I'm in postdrome?)
Unfortunately I live with depression and AND anxiety. Depression because of having migraines and I can’t do normal everyday things. Anxiety for the VERY very few days I get without pain or any of its friends, I worry and have about when the next one will hit and that leaves just as precious and hopeless as the depression does.
Yes. I suffer from depression anyway and take meds for it but my depression gets worse when I have a migraine.