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Feeling really depressed and dark thoughts when having a migraine

  • By 3xmmm

    Hello fellow members,

    Lately, when I’ve got migraines, I’m feeling really depressed, so much that I sometimes want to shoot myself in the head, because of the pain and feeling so miserable. And also nothing seems to be fun and worth living to me anymore when having an attack. After I recover from the migraine, these dark thoughts seem to go away like snow before the sun. Anyone can relate to this?

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi 3xmmm,

    First I’d like to apologize for not answering you sooner when you needed help.

    Yes – I can absolutely relate to these feelings. It’s not uncommon to feel depressed, discouraged and disconnected among other things just before, during and after a migraine attack, I know I do.

    There are four phases of a migraine attack; prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome, but not everyone will experience each phase. You can read more about this here; https://migraine.com/infographic/the-four-phases-graphic/.

    I do hope this helps!
    Nancy

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