Your brain is not the enemy

Migraineurs have an acrimonious relationship with our own brains. We see our brains as the cause of our troubles, an enemy to be defeated (or destroyed). After all, we are told that it is within our brains that all the trouble starts. Neurotransmitters, coritcal spreading depression, overactive pain receptors, hypersensitivity to stimuli…it all happens in the brain.

Unsolicited health advice

What do you do with unsolicited health advice? The way I see it, I can either gracefully accept it, politely decline it, counter the advice with education, or tear the giver apart in frustration. I completely understand the urge to give in to the latter. After all, even well-meaning advice is often base in ignorance.