I was born with sickle cell trait, because my mother had it. I didn't know about it. I grew up being strong and healthy as any other kid, but when I turned 14, I started to faint, and doctors couldn't explain why. The faints started occurring more often. When I was eighteen, it exploded. I have had pain all over my body, agonizing migraines, my whole body swells, my bones hurt, and sometimes my abdominal pains feel like I am dying. I could last a week, or several weeks. I try to prevent by eating healthy and all, but I don't qualify for any medication, because the state health insurance in Puerto Rico covers only if you have over 70% sickled cells. I only have a 48%. Doctors tell me it is not normal for a sickle cell trait patient to be so high, and give me only anti-inflammatory medication which does barely anything. I cannot do any hard aerobics or running because i quickly swell, and I avoid planes for it is an automatic faint, and a 2 day migraine. Can anybody tell me how I can calm my excruciating pain without having access to medication?