"I need to have a pack of my painkillers in my bag at all times"

Olive, a 24-year-old woman, has been dealing with Migraines for 4 years now. She shared her experience and next steps in this edition of North's Health Diaries.

It all began in 2019, when migraines crashed into Olive's life like uninvited guests. She never expected the migraines to take center stage and become a regular part of her life, but they did.

These pesky migraines didn't play fair. They could strike at any moment, even on days when she seemed perfectly fine and healthy.

"I could be having an okay day and then the migraine would just start, from nowhere" Olive said.

At first, Olive thought that the migraines were due to not eating well, but that wasn't the case. The impact on her daily life was undeniable.

"I need to have a pack of painkillers in my bag or close to me at all times" she says.

On a scale of 1-10, Olive rated her pain at a 7 and mentioned that the migraines also brought along light sensitivity, nausea, and difficulty getting up. Whenever the pain made an appearance, she had a routine — drink some water, take painkillers, and find a quiet place to rest. Noisy environments and stress only made things worse, so she knew she needed peace to get through it.

Besides painkillers, Olive hadn't found any other "tricks" to prevent or reduce her migraines. There were no specific triggers she could pinpoint, and sometimes the migraines would strike when she woke up in the morning.

As time went on, the migraines got worse and Olive knew she had to do something.

"I'm considering getting a brain scan to find answers and relief." she said.

Instead of suffering in silence and accepting the pain as a just-the-way-it-is issue, Olive is taking a brave step towards understanding and managing the condition, and we couldn't be more proud to be helping her find the right healthcare provider for her needs.

If you've also been experiencing chronic or persistent migraines, it's time to take action! We advise that you begin by starting a free online consultation with our trusted doctors on North to determine the proper treatment steps to take on your unique health journey. You'll be provided with personalized treatment plans including prescriptions for medications and lab tests. If other scans or tests are required to find the main cause of your migraines, you can rest assured knowing that we'll connect you with the right healthcare providers for your needs. Together, we'll work towards a brighter, pain-free future.

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