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3 Migraine-Friendly Date Night Ideas

Let’s face it migraine can put a heavy strain on our relationships. It’s hard to make – and keep – plans with family and friends. We never know when the next attack will come or for those living with chronic migraine, when the pain will lift. Date nights can feel like another aspect of life that we don’t get to be part of because of migraine.

What are my migraine-friendly ideas?

So,I decided to brainstorm some ideas that could work migraine attack or not. Obviously, we have worse days than others, and what works for one person may not work for the other, but I’m sharing these ideas in hopes that they might spark some inspiration for your date nights. As always, I also want to hear your ideas and suggestions in the comments below too! Let’s start of a list of easy date night ideas for migraine life.

Date idea #1

I’ll admit, I’m not the type of person who has a full appreciation for artwork, so visiting an art gallery doesn’t always top my list of places to visit. However, I do live near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and once lived not far from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, two of the most prestigious art galleries in the world. So, I’ve had the opportunity to visit paintings that had tremendous history and incredible stories behind them.

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The idea of walking through an art gallery isn’t exactly migraine-friendly though. It requires strength and energy to get out of bed and the house. And even though museums tend to be quiet, the lights still may be triggering. So, I was excited to learn that some museums offer virtual tours. Obviously, this includes looking at a screen, which may not be tolerable for some people, but if you’re someone who can tolerate some screentime for a short period of time (perhaps with a pair of glasses), this could be a good idea for you. This is something that you could do on your own, with your partner or even with your family. It could be done right in bed or in the main family room.

Date idea #2

I don’t know if it’s the dark winter sky, but the stars have caught my attention the past couple weeks more than ever before. I think it started when I was walking with my Dad to the car one evening and he pointed them out to me.
I was kind of humbled by the beauty that is right above me, that I rarely look up to notice or appreciate. So, perhaps a little Valentine’s night stargazing could be an easy and gentle evening for you. The nice aspect here is knowing that it doesn’t have a lot of bright lights that could be triggering.

This could be done from your window, if needed, but if you’re up for sitting on the porch or even in your car, it could be a nice way to get outside for some fresh air too. Bring a comfortable blanket so you’re extra cozy.

Date idea #3

I love reminiscing. I often ask my husband questions about his favorite memory of us from a specific season of life, or I might ask him his favorite memory from a time in his life before we were together. I love sharing my memories as well. So, this date night could be lying in bed with your ice pack and most comfortable pajamas while taking turns sharing favorite memories or looking through old photos. It’s a great way to spend time together and connect without any physical activity or movement.

What are your favorite migraine-friendly date night ideas? Share in the comments below so we can all learn from our collective knowledge and experience.

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