Story of my life. Look, I make no assumptions that what I’m about to offer is any more useful that the shit you and I have both spent time and treasure on to control our migraines. I’ve had mine for more than forty years, sometimes up to 20–25 a month. Like you, if there was a potion, lotion, pill or procedure, I have tried it. However I recently stumbled on a book by Dr. Howard Schubiner (Unlearn Your Pain) that might, might, might offer a way out. I am working my way through it now. Long story short, it argues that a great many problems (ranging from TMJ to fibromyalgia to migraines) are caused by anxiety. That applies to me big time. The book walks you through a process to get rid of/reduce/better manage that. It is not fun. Not in the slightest. However, I am goddamned well determined to get this monkey off my back. Of the list of issues that we now know are directly related to anxiety, I have 18 of the 33. That’s called feedback. I can only speak for myself and I don’t have the balls to tell you this will work. All I know is that I am trying it. I hope like hell it will give me some relief. And I’ll be writing about it. You can I and millions of female (and male) pain sufferers deserve more than yet another exceedingly expensive pill, procedure or personal attack for not bucking up. Way I see it, it’s up to me to figure it out. Nobody else can do it for me. For what it’s worth, Nicole. At 66, I’ve had migraines since 22. I’m fucking done with them. No idea if this will work. But for my money, it sounds one hell of a lot more promising than that $700 Aimovig shot that didn’t work for you and may not work for me, either.

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