How has migraine impacted relationships in your life?


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  • mmm253
    5 months ago

    Does anyone have links to good reading resources for care givers? My wife has had daily chronic migraines for the last 8 years that have pretty much resigned her to the bed or stuck in the house. Trying to figure out how to make the most of a difficult situation, bring us closer together and develop habits for me to be as supportive as I can be while maintaining a healthy perspective/outlook.

    Signed – committed husband

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi there,
    Thanks for reaching out. Here are some articles you may find useful surrounding the topic of caregiving.
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/thoughts-caregiver/
    https://migraine.com/blog/caregivers-perspective/
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/caregiver-tips/
    https://migraine.com/blog/interview-migraineur-caregiver/

    Additionally, feel free to join in on any conversations in our forums section, which you can find here.

    Always feel free to reach out!

  • Kimberly
    9 months ago

    I’ve had migraines since I was 5,they became daily, chronic, intaractible migraines at 16 yrs of age. I’m now 48. So, 43 years with migraines is truly tough. Am i used to them? Let me say when I have a almost 24 hour pain free day, I’m shocked!
    My partner is fairly supportive on my mild migraines, due to my anal ability to push myself to function and be a part of everything. When he gets stressed with work and I’m down with a major migraine, he gets cranky! Yes, I said, he gets cranky! I know he doesn’t like to see me in pain, vomitting, dizziness, not eating, cant drive, not able to move out of bed. He feels helpless! I plainly remind him that I did not ask for this trial, yet if he’s helpful and more supportive, it makes it easier to get through it. Today, I still have a mild migraine, yet the worst part of today is the migraine hangover. Nothing helps…

  • Ransom
    9 months ago

    They have pretty much killed my social life. My weekends start with a pounding headache and nausea. I love to be outdoors, but am stuck inside and depressed. I will still try to go out, but usually end up heading home after a few hours.
    I gave up dating, because you can’t expect someone to keep trying to spend time with you, when you are always saying you have a headache and turning them down.
    I am pretty much alone, except for my dogs and cat, and sometimes I can’t even interact with them as much as I would like.

  • Tamara
    10 months ago

    Had migraines for years, and now to the point at 29 years I had to sell my house and move in with my mom. Since she is retired and on fixed income I will be living with her until she is gone. This means the ability to date and find someone is crushed …. and I can barely keep myself alive let alone work on a relationship ….. guess I will die an old maid, oh well.

  • Ransom
    9 months ago

    I have gotten to the point where I am just accepting that as well. I worked with a man that I had a good friendship with. He left the job and wanted to spend time with me. I really like him. He is attractive and fun. The day we were to go out, he had the whole day planned for us. I ended up with a headache and cancelled. Then he didn’t talk to me for awhile. He thought I just didn’t want to hang out with him. I don’t want to give lame excuses. I would feel the same way if I liked a guy and every time we were to get together he said he didn’t feel well. I would feel rejected too.

  • hendojen
    10 months ago

    Iam burdend by 2 negetive diseases a autoimune disease called scerloderma ,and chonic headaches. My husband is very,very suportive,being very active people ,there is only so much tolerence on both sides.

  • Ransom
    9 months ago

    I’m sorry for you having to deal with that. Your husband sounds great, but that is part of the marriage vows after all. In sickness and health. I know what your saying, though.

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