My daughter is currently in A school and about a month ago she developed migraine headaches. They did an MRI and found nothing. I thought it could be sinusitis as her father suffers with that disorder and as a child she had a bout of it as well. Apparently, that is not the case. The Navy doctor prescribed migraine medication and an antidepressant as an adjunct as it has proven to be effective with migraine therapy. I work for a psychiatrist and spoke with our head pharmacist and she said that the combination of medications she is on can be effective in easing the migraines.
My concern is that if this treatment does not work, the Navy has told her that they are going to medically discharge her. She is extremely dissapointed and thinks that I do not want her to come home, which is not the case. Her dream has always been to make a career out of the Navy and she feels if she is discharged, the family will think she is a failure. I don't know what words to use to explain to her that it is not the case. I am just very heartbroken because she is going through this. She recently got engaged to another Sailor who just got his orders for C School and will be leaving Friday. They were planning to marry after they both finished C school and completed their first deployments which would be in about 2 1/2 years. I am concerned that they will marry sooner and I don't feel that is a good idea.
If anyone has any advice on what words I can use to help her through this stressful period until they know if this medication will work. Any responses are greatly appreciated.
.Thank you all,