Did you know that your migraine disease can change for the better? What are you willing to do to get better management? Are you content to sit and wait for a miracle, complaining that “people just don’t get it”? What will it take for you to take control of your own migraine care?
I’m not suggesting you abandon good science, quit taking your medicine, and embrace some quack therapy. I’m just wondering if you might still be too passive in seeking the best treatment possible. We all get complacent from time to time. We get comfortable with the status quo and stop asking if things could change. Are you there right now?
My friend Teri Robert often says, “The person with the most at stake gets to be in charge.” I have a coffee mug my desk I use to store my pens. It says, “I’m the BOSS. I can do whatever I want.”
Both remind me that I am in charge of my life and health. I’m responsible for what happens, good or bad. I get to hire my own “migraine team”. If I don’t like their performance, it’s my job to change it.
Are you satisfied with your current level of migraine management or are you just settling? If you’re settling for less than what is possible and still unhappy with the results, there’s only one person who can change it. No one else has more to gain or lose from your migraine disease than you do. No one else can change your life without your consent. Only you can make those appointments, take that medicine, or track your triggers. It is up to you to stay the fight.
Don’t like you doctor?
Be a royal pain in the ass until you get the results you deserve.
Don’t you know that things can change? Things’ll go you way if you hold on for one more day.
Check out another “take” on this prompt at Migraine.com!
The 2014 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Dreaming of a World without Migraine and Headache Disorders. The 2014 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is a project of American Headache & Migraine Association.