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“In a word, my biggest migraine challenge during the holiday season is_____.”

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  • Shellerz
    7 years ago

    Going through them alone and not feeling like Scrooge in the process. My mom is in Florida so I am pretty much doing all holidays alone. All the smells around in air causing my triggers to go off.

  • Lisa Jurcich Kovach
    8 years ago

    Stress, and the smells. I had thought that getting a different type of tree this year wouldn’t cause my migraines to come back, but It did. I just went off my topomax bacause I was doing so well too. Now I’m not sure what to do.

  • Heather Campbell
    8 years ago


  • Diana Lee
    8 years ago

    Overdoing it / not pacing myself.

  • Janene Zielinski
    8 years ago

    missing the party…

  • Jamie Valendy
    8 years ago

    The perfect storm of triggers that are ongoing throughout the season.

  • Janice Worden Lamb Clemens
    8 years ago

    too much of everything, stress, not enough money, foods I know I shouldn’t have or the glass of wine I really love.

  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    8 years ago

    Family – you know the ones… they think they know all about what you’re living with and through, but really haven’t a clue 🙂 I love them anyway, but sure wish they really did understand…

  • Maureen Baxter Douglas
    8 years ago

    Trying to limit the foods and events that will trigger one so that I can continue to enjoy my time with my friends and family.

  • Cindy Griffin
    8 years ago

    family. 🙂

  • Meredyth Melcher
    8 years ago

    Wanting to drink red wine and knowing I will be eating yummy treats at events (especially for work) and not really knowing what I should be trying to avoid to keep the triggers to a minimum and not create a cycle I cannot break. Thus creating bah humbug.

  • Anne-Marie Allen
    8 years ago


  • Charlene Coker Ray
    8 years ago

    “bah humbug”

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