I’m posting from my phone, so please forgive any typos.

I’m so frustrated I’m completely distracted from work. My daughter (12) is having weekly migraines. On Tuesdays. She’s missing a ton of school and is going to start falling behind, and she’s already having problems there.

I don’t think she’s faking, but I do think she’s avoiding one of her classes. The problem is that she didn’t have any control over it. Once she gets an idea fixed in her head, that’s it. It’s a foregone conclusion.

I’m beating my head against a wall and I feel like a failure as a parent. I’m also really, really worried about all the school she’s missing.

Her dad and I agree that therapy is the next step, but she is going to fight it big time and I’m not looking forward to that. I know she’s going to miss more school until she can get control.


I might just be exhausted from caring for her most of last week. She had a weird fever on Monday ( 101.8) that she slept off. Migraine on Tuesday. Off school Wednesday (felt fine, but I check in). Fine Thursday. Stomach bug (fever 102.6) Friday and over the weekend. And she’s home again today.

Maybe things will feel less overwhelming tomorrow. It doesn’t help that I don’t have much to keep me busy at work today. I’m just so tired of dealing with this. It’s taking over my world.