Medical Debt Collectors, Chronic Migraines.

Medical Debt Collectors, Chronic Migraines.

From Drew Robinson

I recently had to go to the emergency room due to issues relating to my head. I have a neurological disorder which has plagued me my entire life which can range from painful to all the way debilitating.

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I recently had to go to the emergency room due to issues relating to my head. I have a neurological disorder which has plagued me my entire life which can range from painful to all the way debilitating. It's gotten me let go from my past few jobs that didn't accommodate my situation after awhile. Collecting disability would force me to swallow my pride and even if I attempted to receive it my chances of getting it would be slim to none since chronic migraines aren't recognized as being that serious of an issue. My newest job has been the best as far as leniency goes up until the recent policy changes which could see me yet again getting fired sometime in the next few months. There are no charitable foundations in Michigan that help with medical expenses so this and is my only option outside of family and close friends and I've had to rely on their kindness all too often. Definitely feel like a leech sometimes. The headaches are getting progressively worse and I can't even afford health insurance. I've gotten a CAT scan a few times and absolutely nothing came up so I'm practically a lost cause at this point. I've gained a small amount of resilience having suffered migraine after migraine over my life, but often enough I have my face in a pillow shut away from any light I can manage and wait until my body lets me fall asleep. I actually had almost a full year without a single migraine and during that time I even hoped to believe the affliction may have left me, but sure enough they came back same as before. I'll probably never be rid of them and I'll probably never be able to collect disability. Even if I do end up collecting disability in the future there's absolutely no way they'd give me enough to be able to get by even if I worked part-time. It really is one of the more unfortunate conditions when it comes to that. The auditory hallucinations don't help anything either and I've had those since I was a very young child. It can cause paranoia which can lead to stress which can lead to an even more painful migraine. Auditory hallucinations are another thing that are hard to diagnose since there's no real way to test them. I just wish I could be at least a semi functional member of society, but that's just not what life had in store for me. This is pretty much one of the last few things I can think of doing. Asking for handouts is not something I like doing, but it's gotten to that point. 

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