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Thunderclap Headaches

Back in October of 2023 I was diagnosed with thunderclap headaches, which feel like a freight train going through my head. Instead of my husband consoling me, he stood there and laughed.

  1. I'm so sorry to hear that this situation happened . During painful times like this, we naturally expect to feel supported, loved, and understood by one of the most important people in our lives. How did you respond in this situation after he laughed and avoided taking the situation seriously? - Cody (Team Member)

    1. Thunderstorms instantly set off a migraine for me. They have for many years. No fun. 🙁

      1. Thanks! Scottsdale, Arizona, is the closest. The neurology department has my request, and I’m sending medical records now.

      2. best of luck! Keep us posted on your progress if you feel comfortable doing so.
        Alene, Team Member

    2. Cody I asked him don't you care. He said nothing. I left the room. Went to my bedroom, sat in the dark & cried. There are some of his family members that have told me to just get over it! I never see those people ever again.

      1. thank you for sharing this raw and very real side of migraine. It's so challenging to live with a condition that others simply don't understand. They think they do, but it's impossible to understand the depth of it without firsthand experience. And it definitely can impact our relationships in many ways. You're certainly connecting with people who "get it" here in this community. It's not an easy walk that we have, but if we can walk it together, it does make it a little easier.
        Alene, Team Member

      2. I am so very sorry. It is so hard when the ones we are closest too, act in this manner. I wish there was more I could do, other than words of support. I am not sure if you are interested, but, it is something that helps me. I see a counselor about once every 3 months through Zoom. Do you have a counselor, or a supportive friend/co-worker, or someone you can vent to? Sending hugs to you and hopes for better days. (Tonya, contributor).

    3. Hi Tonya, I did have a great friend to talk about my migraines. In fact she was my best friend. In November of 2023 she passed away suddenly. Now I have nobody to talk to about my condition. I don't have a therapist. Right now I feel alone. MickeyM

      1. So sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend Mickey 🙁. My heart feels for you! I can also understand why you feel so alone after losing such an important source of support. Have you ever considered joining a support group for those living with migraine? I know that Miles for Migraine have a variety of groups available throughout the week. Here's a link to more info: - Cody (Team Member)

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