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Chronic Pain’s Impact on Families

Not helping around the house, canceling plans, burdening loved ones. ... Guilt may be the most frequently recurring topic on The Daily Headache. For both readers and me, the guilt nearly always revolves around letting other people down. The impact of chronic pain -- or any other chronic illness...

Jorie’s 30 Things About Living With Migraine

This is a reader-submitted story. June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness month. I am not very candid about my struggle with migraine outside the realm of my close friends and family, but because this illness is so raw and affecting to me, I am choosing to join in on the "30 Things"...

Laura’s Life with Chronic Migraine

The is a reader-submitted post. 1. My diagnosis is: Chronic Migraine 2. My migraine attack frequency is: 15 + days a month 3. I was diagnosed in: 2013 4. My comorbid conditions include: anxiety and depression. Who wouldn't be depressed with 15 + migraine days a month? 5. I take __4__...

The Trade Off: A Scheduled Migraine Day

I drove more than three hours to my sister's house yesterday so I could surprise my nephew on his 10th birthday. I had to be home for plumbers this morning, so I could only stay for a few hours. Cramming nearly seven hours of driving, lots of caffeine and bad-for-me food into 13 hours ensured I'd be...

The Power & Strength of Vulnerability, Even in Illness

Just the thought of being vulnerable makes most people recoil. Open yourself  emotionally to the whims of others? No, thank you! But when you're sick, you have no choice. You must rely on others to take care of you or the responsibilities you cannot deal with; you have to repeatedly reveal your...