You were witness to the early onset of Cluster Headache attacks. Doctors didn’t know how to help and the Emergency Room was even worse. I was frightened, thinking the attacks might kill me. Our children were small and just as scared. My husband stood by me, helpless to relieve my agony, angry that no one else could help either. You did nothing.
We talk about it. We complain about it. We blame doctors, the media, bosses, loved ones. But sometimes we bring it on ourselves or dump it on each other. There’s no doubt that we all face stigma. Yet like victims of abuse, sometimes we take our frustrations out by hurting others.
On a fall morning about 25 years ago I woke with a head-splitting migraine attack. Alone and scared, the only medicines available were Tylenol or Advil. I tried my best […]
Dear Migraineurs, Don’t you just hate it when someone who has obviously never had a migraine says, “Oh, I get those too”? It really gets on your nerves, doesn’t it? […]
#1 – Migraine is not “a bad headache”. Even migraineurs themselves make this mistake by only counting really bad headaches as migraines. The truth is a lot more complicated. Since […]
With so many celebrities living with migraine, why is there still such stigma? Typically, when people with power and money face a stigmatizing condition, they speak up. As a result, […]
Never underestimate the power you have over the lives of others. Everything you do, say, and write – it all matters.
Forgetting to take your medicine is an early sign of burnout.
Having a chronic illness makes it difficult to feel hopeful. It’s easier to feel depressed and anxious, too. But it’s not always like that for everyone.
There is a side of my world that you do not know. I have a fantastic point of view. In a perfect world, you would envy my world and revere migraineurs.