30 Things Meme

Migraines Suck

This is a reader-submitted story.

1. My diagnosis is: chronic daily migraines
2. My migraine attack frequency is: daily
3. I was diagnosed in: high school
4. My comorbid conditions include: none
5. I take triptans ___ medications/supplements each day for prevention and __abortives__ medications/supplements to treat an acute attack
6. My first migraine attack was: high school
7. My most disabling migraine symptoms are: eye pressure
8. My strangest migraine symptoms are:
9. My biggest migraine triggers are: fluorescent lights
10. I know a migraine attack is coming on when: eye pressure
11. The most frustrating part about having a migraine attack is: nothing helps
12. During a migraine attack, I worry most about: the length of attach
13. When I think about migraine between attacks, I think: it needs to end
14. When I tell someone I have migraine, the response is usually: I feel for you
15. When someone tells me they have migraine, I think: depends on the person
16. When I see commercials about migraine treatments, I think: interesting
17. My best coping tools are: darkness and rest
18. I find comfort in:my room
19. I get angry when people say: it’s just another headache
20. I like it when people say: do u need anything
21. Something kind someone can do for me during a migraine attack is: let me rest
22. The best thing(s) a doctor has ever said to me about migraine is: we will keep trying till we find something that helps you manage these migraines
23. The hardest thing to accept about having migraine is: I was denied fmla
24. Migraine has taught me: patience
25. The quotation, motto, mantra, or scripture that gets me through an attack is: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
26. If I could go back to the early days of my diagnosis, I would tell myself: do more research
27. The people who support me most are: my family
28. The thing I most wish people understood about migraine is: it’s not a headache
29. Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is important to me because:brings more attention to what we are going thru
30. One more thing I’d like to say about life with migraine is: it can be debilitating and stressful to all.

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1 thought on “Migraines Suck”

  1. Thanks for being the first reader to share their story! I’m sorry to see you were denied FMLA, but am glad you have your family and your faith to support you. I wish you all the best in finding relief.

    Take care,

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