- Hi there- thanks for your question. You are not alone at all in having this challenge. We have already had a few articles on this topic with some good community discussions that follow in the comment section after each one. Take a look and see if you find anything that is helpful or that resonates:
Let us know how else we may be of assistance. Warmly- Holly (migraine.com team)
Hello. I've been wondering this but havent voiced it. Depending on the fit of the mask and such I noticed more pain. I think mine was related to pulling on my ears cause I have to wear the mask for 10-ish hours. Thank you for this topic.
Holly Harding Moderator & Contributor
The ear issue is one others mentioned (as you may've seen in the other articles above). The ears of many migraineurs are sensitive - to things like earrings, hats, earmuffs, etc- so it would follow that a mask would be bothersome as well. I know there are masks that can be tied around the back of the head instead of pulling around the ears. I wonder if that may help? 10 hours of mask wearing is a lot! Thanks for chiming in. Warmly- Holly (migraine.com team)
Melissa Arnold Community Admin
Thinking out loud -- have any of you tried wearing a neck gaiter (a very thin, stretchy material) or face shield instead of a mask? I feel the need to add that these things may not provide the same degree of protection as a traditional mask, but it may also lessen some of that pressure. -Melissa, migraine.com team