Through the Eye of Migraine is an appropriate title for a personal account of chronic migraine, not only because we see the experience through Davis' eyes, but, as I am finding at this very moment, migraine can feel like an ice pick through one's eye.
Davis describes the frustration of migraine: how the pain imposes restrictions on one's life; finding a doctor with the patience, compassion and skill to diagnose and treat a migraine; becoming a "medication guinea pig" in search of a drug that will work; the financial hardship of missed work, copays and lack of insurance coverage of medications.
She goes into detail about a doctor-recommended diet to reduce migraine triggers, which the reader/migraine sufferer may find very helpful, as Davis has. She also discusses how a migraine patient needs to do their homework to better understand their condition and treatment, and to increase the quality of relationship with the doctor. Finally, she talks about her "heroes" and how she keeps going and coping with her migraines.
I've suffered from a spectrum of migraine symptoms, including dizziness, pain, aura, and mentally blanking out, in varying degrees of frequency and ferocity, for over 20 years. My migraines are caused by Fibromuscular Dysplasia of the carotid and vertebral arteries, and because of other health issues, I cannot take any tradiitonal migraine medications. Barometric pressure seems to be one of my most frequent triggers. But migraine can have many causes and triggers. Those with chronic migraine, no matter what the cause, will feel not so alone when they read Davis short, simple personal account of her migraine journey.
Through the Eye of Migraine can be downloaded onto Kindle from Amazon.com for $2.99, and is also available in paperback.