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By Ang44 - August 21, 2013
... 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...

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By Lisa Robin Benson - November 29, 2016
... 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 for us. I’ve... 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 for many...

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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...

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 Amanda Workman - November 10, 2017
... I became chronic, I came to the realization that one of the things that helped on bad days was my new furry companion. Over the years of working with a nonprofit and moderating in support groups for individuals with chronic...

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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. So who am I to even talk? My gut instinct is to tell that patient to run – get...

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By Editorial Team - December 1, 2017
...Tis the season for holiday cheer, joyful celebrations, feeling thankful and all things merry and bright! Right? Well, tell us what you think! How do you REALLY feel when this time of year rolls around? Is it possible to enjoy the holidays? Is it possible to enjoy the holidays and effectively still manage your migraine? Share your advice or tips on ways you have maybe found to navigate through this hectic time! On the other hand, need a space...

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By Sarah Hackley - December 21, 2014
...I was recently talking to someone about the myriad ways in which migraines have affected my life. Most of it she’d heard before: the not being able to be around bright lights or loud noises during an attack, the trying to avoid strong smells, the need to keep to a consistent schedule. When I started talking about other, bigger picture things, however, I could tell I was saying things she hadn’t considered before. Living with chronic migraines has...

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By Amanda Workman - November 20, 2017
...Love can at times be enduring and everlasting, while at other times it can be such a fickle creature. When you bring a component such as the constant pain of chronic migraine into the relationship, things become even more complicated. Some may pull very closely to one another, while others push themselves further away. Marriage and the family unit There is a verse that discusses how when a man and woman marry, he leaves his father and mother...

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By bposinger - August 23, 2017
... and night, with all different types of food in my system. I am not sure what triggers it and I’m trying my best to figure it out. A little community support from those who know what it’s like to experience...

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By Amanda Workman - June 28, 2017
...Support groups, either in person or virtual, can make many positive effects on individuals with medical conditions or those who have other stressful events going on in their lives. Managing a chronic health condition... is definitely a cause to seek support from others. Support groups can be very beneficial for your overall mental health in many ways. Connection with others An important benefit of support groups is that they provide you with a way...

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 buddies...

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By Amanda Workman - November 16, 2017
..., then she is the one I lean on for various types of support. She will go to doctor appointments, cook, or help me with the fur kids. The perspective that she offered is much more like my husband’s perspective and less like my...’t confined to her bed during a migraine. It is all the little things like that which make a huge difference in their lives. Not all spouses are as supportive. Is there anything you wish you could make them understand...

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By Teri Robert - May 26, 2011
...A solid support system is essential to effective Migraine management. Even the best medical care and treatment will fall short in keeping a Migraineur going during periods of chronic or especially severe Migraines... if their support system is inadequate. In addition to the physical havoc Migraine wreaks on the body, it messes with our lives in other ways. Many aspects of life that are often taken for granted are impacted negatively: relationships...

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By Editorial Team - September 26, 2017
...We are excited to share this guest post with you from our community member Emily Jordan. Emily Jordan was diagnosed with chronic migraine at age 20 while at college. While she has been tremendously impacted by the diagnosis, Emily finds life to be full and blessed in spite of it. She manages her health through a combination of conventional, natural medicine and yoga therapy. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and overly attached dog...

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By Editorial Team - September 21, 2017
...We are excited to share this guest post with you from our community member Emily Jordan. Emily Jordan was diagnosed with chronic migraine at age 20 while at college. While she has been tremendously impacted by the diagnosis, Emily finds life to be full and blessed in spite of it. She manages her health through a combination of conventional, natural medicine and yoga therapy. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and overly attached dog...

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By Amanda Workman - September 15, 2017
...Empathy and sympathy are often used interchangeably and incorrectly. Feeling sympathy towards another individual is feeling compassion or even sadness in some form for another individual’s situation. On the other hand having empathy for another individual is having the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. My spouse’s personal battle with empathy My husband often says that he often finds it hard to be truly empathetic...

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By Jacquie - January 10, 2011
...Thanks for your support Ellen. I have tried a number of things for my PMS migraines but i have had no real luck and now my body has decided to throw me a new curve ball and i have found out recently that i have started...

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By Amanda Workman - August 31, 2017
...Chronic migraine affects so much more than simply our pain levels. For many of us, it affects our social life, family life, our careers, and even our mental stability. Many of us have been accused of being isolated or withdrawn, nagged about not participating in events, and even told we just are not trying to “push through it” in order to be around more. Isolation Are we ever isolated from those we love and care about? Yes, but for good reason...