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By Lisa Robin Benson - November 29, 2016
...; We live with the pain and discomfort without any clear reason or purpose, and the daily struggle is often invisible –  so who would cheer us on? Depending on our support networks, many of us do have people who are rooting... (true story). Even our closest family and friends can struggle to always show support. Migraine is a chronic condition, and though the pain and challenge can be much worse than a 30 kilometer hike, it becomes the new normal...

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By Tammy Rome - August 10, 2016
...Online support groups can be a life-saver for many with migraine who are too sick to socialize any other way. Having the support of others who understand what you are going through is priceless. I’ve participated in several... from being human. Our support groups are vulnerable to the same challenges as any group of people. We can be a source of uplifting encouragement to each other. We can also be petty, small-minded, and territorial. It hurts...

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By Ang44 - August 21, 2013
... my condition is as debilitating as I say. I have to depend on her to watch the kids when things happen so I can’t just tell her where to go. I would really like her support and understanding. I sent her the migraine... visualization. Maybe that will open up her eyes. Thankfully, I have friends and my ex get it and are very understanding and supportive. Another good point is that medicaid has started covering sumitriptan tablets every nine days so it is almost enough to get me through a month like that. Ang ...

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By Tammy Rome - August 29, 2016
... people who were not supportive, didn’t understand, or didn’t believe me. None of them were my closest loved ones, though. There has always been someone I could call on for help and I never felt uncomfortable talking about... migraine with those closest to me. Together we faced a cold and uncaring world, but inside my safe bubble there has only been love, support, and belief. Submit So who am I to even talk? My gut instinct is to tell that patient...

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By Sarah Hackley - April 6, 2017
... stable beneath my feet. The horizon will return to its usual place—a clear line in the Texas sky. My eyes will once again be able to focus. My stomach will rest. This always happens, eventually. Finding support For now, though..., while the boat is at sea, every movement I make is in response to the movements of the ship. I ask: What can I hold? Where can I walk? What supports do I have? There is always something. I move more slowly. Sit more often...

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By Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel - March 20, 2017
...When I was 25, I got my fourth and fifth tattoos at the same time. The reason? I didn’t want to have an even number of them. It just didn’t feel right. My parents, who had been humoring me until that point, began to get a little alarmed. My dad wasn’t happy at all and questioned whether I’d be able to find a mate in the future. I laughed and told him it was a good way to screen people. My mom, however, was thoughtfully...

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By Holly Baddour - March 10, 2017
...This invisible condition that is migraine can make it appear as if we are totally fine when we are absolutely not.  On the outside, we seem completely normal. We can walk, we can talk and we even can appear to be firing on all cylinders. But from our view looking out, the world is pulsating in pain with every heartbeat. With eyes burning, we are nauseated and on the verge of vomiting. The dichotomy between how someone with migraine looks...

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By Karen Rudd - March 1, 2017
... can recommend either an online or in person support group for those with chronic pain complicated by depression and anxiety. I’ve participated in in-person groups in the pastand although they can be a very scary prospect...

By Editorial Team - April 6, 2012
...Help your patients become more active in their migraine management and treatment. Migraine.com has the tools you need to keep your patients informed. The Migraine.com Weekly Help your patients stay up to date on the latest migraine news and information — recommend the Migraine.com Weekly. READ MORE Patient Guides Help your patients understand migraine with downloadable patient guides in PDF format. The guides can be easily printed or e-mailed...

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By Holly Baddour - April 14, 2017
..., former migraineurs would pursue worthy goals aimed toward helping others who are struggling. Goals that would have a positive impact on the lives of others; perhaps finding ways to provide support, wellness and compassion...

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By Sarah Hackley - April 21, 2017
...The room dips right, and I stumble, grabbing the back of the white chair in front of me for balance. Immediately, I glance around to see if anyone noticed me fall from simply standing still. Though I’m in a room full of people with chronic conditions, I’m embarrassed. Fearing the perception Dizziness is my most humiliating migraine symptom. I’m constantly tripping, and I can rarely turn a corner or walk down a long hallway without banging my...

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By Holly Baddour - February 24, 2017
..., perhaps a spouse or partner, is also the primary provider of support to the migraineur. Children watch and try to make sense of a parent in severe pain. Depending on their ages, witnessing this kind of struggle can cause... hard-hit by pain, my family and I (like many of you and yours) have created a back-up system of logistical support that springs forth so that when I go down with a migraine, my absence causes the least disruption possible. My...

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By Lisa Robin Benson - February 23, 2017
...In a writing class recently the teacher brought up something I hadn’t considered. He talked about why story is important. From Greek myths and the Epic of Gilgamesh to Star Wars (yes, that was a big jump there!), story has been a key part of all cultures. It’s a way we can learn about the world. Sure, we can travel and experience a lot if we want to, but we can’t have a conversation with Einstein, walk through the streets...

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By Katie Golden - January 24, 2017
... out with all of our belongings on June 1. Supporting Archer as he took a seven week sabbatical from his new position to work on his fourth presidential campaign. Spending quality time with my family and girlfriends in between... that I would be willing to say they would pick me over him if we ever got “divorced.” I’m blessed with support. So what’s the point? Where are the words of wisdom about moving across the country or across town while keeping your...

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By Katie Golden - January 4, 2017
... that popped up every time we turned around. It was an intense and physically challenging day as we worked as a team to care for him. Due to a miscommunication with the urology team, you did not receive the full support you needed...

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By Rebecca - February 21, 2017
... such as PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) which we have here in San Diego, to help provide food, care and vet transportation needs through neighborhood outreach, on behalf of guardians. We make our food up ahead of time...

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By Lisa Robin Benson - February 16, 2017
...Dear Doctor, I have trust issues. “Why?” you ask. “Shouldn’t we start out in a trusting relationship?” I wish, but it’s really difficult. Here are the reasons: Misdiagnosis According to the Migraine Research Foundation1, over half of people with migraine are undiagnosed, myself included for quite some time. I struggled with migraine attacks throughout my childhood, teens, and 20’s and was always told I...

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By dawnlyb - February 12, 2017
..., I feel useless as I can not be a productive member of my family in regards to financial stability. I have a wonderful supportive husband and family, but it is hard to explain these feeling to someone who has not experienced... it. An example of the wonderful support system I have involved my grandson, who was 10 at the time. I was able to go to take him (the oldest of 6 grandchildren) to Florida to Disney World and Universal studios with assistance...

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By Holly Baddour - January 27, 2017
...Like a car screeching to a stop, or a light switched off.  Like a helium balloon floating away. Who am I?  Where did I go? How is it possible?  Just three days ago I was sitting with my best friend in a noisy, crowded restaurant for our Friday breakfast. Our gathering is always a highlight of my week. I met her there after taking my son to school.  Following our visit, I took a four-mile walk. When I got home, I did several loads of laundry...

By The Migraine Girl - March 27, 2008
... of a secret in my life for two years now. Imagine my delight to get such an outpouring of support even before the clock struck noon! My aunt, a couple friends in Athens, a good friend in Europe, and some old high school...

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