Like many before me, I have decided to start a blog as a way to ease and get my mind of migraines. I deal with headaches all the time but last week was the fist time I had a migraine with an aura, and its been hell. I can be a hypochondriac, so the symptoms that have followed this migraine have put me in panic mode. I have felt dizzy, lightheaded and off balance for about a week now, my doctor recommended starting a headache blog, and started me off on my first ever migraine medication (he says hopefully this will be my one and only migraine… I doubt it). What makes it harder is that I live so far away from my family, and have to deal with this on my own. Its really depressing to have to drive myself to doctors appointments, or to not have someone be there for me when the light is so bad that I can’t get out of bed. I realize now more than ever how important family is. The more difficult part is that I don’t like to worry my mother, so I have kept all this to myself, she is a worrier and I rather her attention be on my younger siblings. As I write this, I can feel a headache coming, its a slow sharp pain on the left side of my head, my neck is stiff and I feel as thought my balance is a bit off. I am trying to see my doctor this week again, as I did not have these symptoms last time I saw him. Im hoping for the best, and I hope that all you migraine survivors out there can offer advice.