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Electronics and Migraines

So, you may wonder why you still see me on social media when I have a migraine. Well, first off, the level of pain and uncomfortableness does fluctuate. Also, my phone has been a great connection to the outside world for me. At times when talking would make me nauseous and sounds are extremely painful, I can still communicate. Of course, I have the screen brightness turned down all the way. And there are moments when only a few minutes tops can be tolerated. But let me tell you, technology has helped me cope with my pain better. When watching TV is too painful and reading a book or having a conversation is just not possible (neither is sitting with a computer) my phone has kept me connected, distracted and helps pass the time. Who knew something we use as a convenience and even now have to monitor it’s use amongst our kids, would be a sanity saver for me and migraines.

I’d also like to add, that I have realized the value of using my phone to communicate with my 13 and 9 year old while they are home. Instead of yelling through a two story house, I can send a text message. This is really helpful during all stages of migraine.

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Comments

  • Darwin's Knickers
    4 years ago

    Focusing on TV or Gaming (i have basilar not halo migraines)usually helps the pain. I focus on math problems or details of the art gallery. This helps me retain memory and it helps my mind while waiting for the hydromophone to work.

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    Mindy,
    Don’t feel the need to apologize!! We all have developed coping skills to deal with the pain. For many of us the internet is key in connecting with others who know how you feel.

    I wrote about feeling like people judge me on social media when they think I should be in bed all the time with my illness. But then I realized, I’m allowed to have fun and share it.
    http://migraine.com/blog/social-media-migraine-stigma/

    Thanks for sharing your story because I believe that a lot of other people feel the same.
    Best Wishes!
    -Katie
    Migraine.com Moderator

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