I have chronic migraines, and while they're not life threatening, they get in the way of 'every day life' quite a bit sometimes and it can get me quite depressed and I'm going through one of those bad times. I've been out of work 2x in the past 2 weeks and I've messed up my studying schedule. Also, I was supposed to go to vegas this weekend and I'm considering not going because I've literally had some kind of headache every day for a month. I get treatment by a 'migraine specialist' and spend probably $2000 on prescriptions a year (and I have health insurance). But nothing seems to help...they'll be better for a few months, but then I'll have a horrible month. I'm thinking of trying a different specialist, but it's a pain because he's far away and I have no vacation time because of being out sick so much and he doesn't take insurance so I'll have to self-bill my insurance (I have a PPO) and pay out of pocket up front. A lot of times I feel like a hypochondriac and complainer...but when I have a migraine I seriously want to gouge my eyes out. I just feel like I can't like this way but what choice do I have?