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joyrobbedbypain commented on the post, What Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Migraine: A Note on “Prevention” 34 minutes ago

I am on SSD because of chronic migraines. I completely understand the comments you receive. I get the same responses from friends and family…we try not to let the pain show on our face, so when they look at us we look “fine”.If it wasn’t necessary to live on an SSD budget, we wouldn’t. It would be great to work again and get a better paycheck.…

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joyrobbedbypain commented on the post, What Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Migraine: A Note on “Prevention” 59 minutes ago

I can relate very well to your article. So many “well meaning” people always have something “have you tried this”. When I answer yes, some of them look at me like I am not being truthful. My migraines started when I was 41 (2003). I also thought my job contributed by creating stress. Took short term disability twice (3 months each) and nothing…

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mela14 replied to the topic Being admitted tomorrow. in the forum 50 Years & Older Living With Migraine 5 hours, 39 minutes ago

Thanks for the response and info Nancy. I had to call the headache center last night because I was still not well. My gut was resting and slowly healing but the heavines in my legs became worse. I could barely support my own weight. The doctor on call who was the same doctor that discharged me and encouraged me to go to the ER. She didn’t know w…

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Lilredlavette commented on the post, The Differences Among Us: What I Wish Others With Migraine Knew 7 hours, 8 minutes ago

I wish everyone would just take a step back and think about the level of pain that someone experiences from Mirgaine. Also, just because you don’t “see” the disease it shouldn’t be discredited. I have learned to deal with the actual pain and find it very hard to listen to what my body is telling me. And with that, I actually make the symptoms…

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Nancy Harris Bonk replied to the topic How often do you take OTC medication? in the forum Medications & Prescription Treatment 8 hours, 32 minutes ago

Hi lynster,

Thank you for reaching out to us. Experiencing aura is not part of tension-type headache, but may be migraine with aura.

Keeping a migraine diary is a great way to see what our migraine attack triggers are and help identify any patterns our attacks may have.

If we have four or more sever migraine attacks a month, it’s time to…

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Nancy Harris Bonk replied to the topic Being admitted tomorrow. in the forum 50 Years & Older Living With Migraine 8 hours, 36 minutes ago

Hi mela14,

I’m so sorry to hear about your experience and hope the IBS symptoms subside very soon.

I can tell you IBS and migraine may be comorbid conditions, meaning they can occur at the same time but are not caused by one another. We have an article on this here; https://migraine.com/blog/ibs-of-the-bowels/.

Please keep me posted on how you…