A lot of people call Migraine an “invisible illness.” I disagree. It is most certainly not invisible. The problem is that there is not enough awareness about the condition. If more people understood what it is to live with Migraine, then many would recognize the signs. It is not “just a headache”, and inconvenience, or nuisance. It is a serious neurological disorder with no know cause and no cure. There are symptoms all the time, not just during an acute attack.
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.