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For participating in Miles for Migraine - Philadelphia 2022

My Story…

My Story

September 24 2019.  I suddenly got a bad headache, nausea, neck pain and dizziness… I didn’t think anything of it… I went home and went to bed. The next morning Sept 25 2019 I woke up with the worse pain in my head, neck, and back I have ever experienced in my life. My head was very heavy, it was hard to keep it up, There was also a lot of pressure it in as well. I was vomiting Also, my left leg had pins and needles at the time. I end up going to the hospital They do a CT of the brain, an EKG & a lumbar puncture to rule out meningitis. Everything comes back negative. I get admitted for two days for observation and get sent home with a neurologist follow up. 

October 1st, 2019. I end up going back to the emergency room. The same pain I had progressive had come back worse each day and 10/1 it came back 10x worse. I was unable to put pressure on my left leg and ended up going back to the hospital  with the same symptoms but more severe. I get readmitted for two days this time. They do a whole bunch more tests, however, everything came back unremarkable

I had the following tests done and all were unremarkable.

MRI Brain MRI C Spine CT Venogram Brain CT CTA Head & Brain CT Brain MRI T Spine Blood Patches CT Myelogram MRI Myelogram

Since then, I have tried almost every medicine possible... trying to get medicines approved though the insurance and dealing with bad side effects with little relief. I have also tried botox and nerve blocks. I was at a lost.. There wasn't much more for me to try. 

I was starting to lose hope until I got a referral from my neurologist to Jefferson Health to the Jefferson Headache Center for a consultation for Inpatient Ketamine treatments. They have been successful in moderate pain relief for about five  to six months then I have to go for another inpatient stay  I am forever grateful for this relief I have received from Jefferson. 

Please consider supporting me in my two mile walk as I raise funds for Jefferson Headache Center.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Sep 30 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 29 Facebook Fundraiser Facebook Fundraiser through 9/25/22. $434.29
Sep 26 Ashley Hancock $22.15
Sep 25 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 25 Sarah N. I struggle daily with migraines. 21 years and going. We need more help. $11.50
Sep 23 Facebook Fundraiser Facebook Fundraiser donations through 9/18/22 (Migraine Gang Fundraiser) $701.00
Sep 22 Amy Means We need a cure $160.60
Sep 22 Kathy Dunbar $6.18
Sep 22 Monique I hope they can help us one day! Thanks for setting up a fund ❤️ $38.13
Sep 17 Anonymous Bringing you to the next level. Sorry it isn't much $6.18