Severe and painful (in fact the official migraine diagnostic criteria requires that they be severe) migraine-sufferers spend nearly $2500 out of pocket (after any insurance reimbursements) to manage migraine pain.
Those of us diagnosed with migraines never forget the first time we have one:
A bizarre “aura” phase is usually the first clue. Visual disturbances like double vision and other changes in perception, language changes in some people, hearing problems, reduced consciousness… for up to an hour.
And then the vice grip on the head tightens, the debilitating, crippling headache starts, ouch… and more ouch.
“The headaches I used to have are a thing of the past, giving me the opportunity to work and improve my health in other areas.” —BM