This is a reader-submitted post.
1. My diagnosis is: Migraines
2. My migraine attack frequency is: 5-7 times/mo +
3. I was diagnosed in: 1985
4. My comorbid conditions include: Diabetes, Arthritis, High cholesterol
5. I take Metformin + many sup.____ medications/supplements each day for prevention and sumatriptan____ medications/supplements to treat an acute attack
6. My first migraine attack was: ?
7. My most disabling migraine symptoms are: Nausea and flu like feeling
8. My strangest migraine symptoms are: My nosebone gets very heavy like I have heavy glasses on
9. My biggest migraine triggers are: Weather
10. I know a migraine attack is coming on when: The bridge of my nose gets heavy, my eyes get congested, my ears clog up like being under water and then my head starts hurting
11. The most frustrating part about having a migraine attack is: Not being able to think straight
12. During a migraine attack, I worry most about: Being present in life with work and home and taking too much medicine
13. When I think about migraine between attacks, I think: I try to enjoy not having one and NOT think about it and then I think WHAT can I try to get rid of them!
14. When I tell someone I have migraine, the response is usually: Oh that’s awful
15. When someone tells me they have migraine, I think: Oh that’s awful, I can relate
16. When I see commercials about migraine treatments, I think: MAINSTREAM meds!
17. My best coping tools are: Ice and Sumatriptan
18. I find comfort in: Knowing that the Sumatriptan still helps
19. I get angry when people say: After you go thru menopause they’ll go away
20. I like it when people say: You poor girl
21. Something kind someone can do for me during a migraine attack is: Don’t talk to me
22. The best thing(s) a doctor has ever said to me about migraine is: The allergist told me to go see a neurologist
23. The hardest thing to accept about having migraine is: That it probably will be a life long problem
24. Migraine has taught me: To live in the moment and revel in the days migraine free
25. The quotation, motto, mantra, or scripture that gets me through an attack is: Hang in there
26. If I could go back to the early days of my diagnosis, I would tell myself: At least now I know what is going on
27. The people who support me most are: My family
28. The thing I most wish people understood about migraine is: How disrupting and unmanageable it can be
29. Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is important to me because: It brings attention to the disease
30. One more thing I’d like to say about life with migraine is: It sucks!
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