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It’s only an hour, you’ll be okay… you always have a headacheexercise will help you… you need to get rid of your stress… can’t you take a pill for that… I’ve heard it all before. You have never walked a day in a chronic migraineures shoes nor can you begin to understand what we go through. The simple fact you say these things let’s me know you don’t (fully) understand. You would not ask someone to a dance if they had a broken leg, why ask me to a crowded place with loud noises and smells that will undoubtedly send my head into a full migraine attack? Ask us how we feel, and mean it. Ask us how you can help or what would be a better place to go. Ask us anything… most of us are miserable but we just want to feel accepted. Migrainures want to live the few hours we have pain free as normal as possible just like anyone else.

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Comments

  • Jojiieme
    3 years ago

    I have the opposite side of this coin: sympathetic support at home, in form of ‘soothing music’ that grates or pounds, ‘aromatherapy’ scents that burrow deep into your brain, and ‘mindless escapism’ in the form of zombies/superheroes/crime series DVDs.
    Sigh. Whimper. Smile (weakly).

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi there again Migraine as usual,

    I love that you shared this piece to living with migraine as well as this is what leads to being such an isolating condition for so many that suffer. I had two articles which address this very topic that I though might resonate well with you: https://migraine.com/blog/you-just-do-not-understand/ and https://migraine.com/blog/people-migraine-want-hear/.

    Thanks again for your story and always feel free to reach out! You are a wonderful engaging member.
    Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

  • LdyDrgn
    3 years ago

    Agreed. My husband is a major extrovert and is always trying to get me to go somewhere that will undoubtedly be loud and annoying (to me, anyway). He gets migraines, too, but they aren’t like mine so he doesn’t understand when I say I don’t want to go.

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