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  • By Meic

    Hi everyone,
    So today is not a good day. We had a storm last night that is still pretty intense and my migraine was awful. I was alone with my kids this morning to take them to pre school, and there was a big accident ahead of us (no one hurt) on our way there that we had to wait by. All the noice, lights and discussions with officers etc was terrible for my migraine. (I know Im am NOT the one to feel sorry for in this situation.)

    I always feel like my brain is so sensitive during migraine, its like its exposed and doesnt have a filter. Everything I hear and see is overwhelming and this in combination with the other symptoms always triggers me even more and gives me anxiety and especially social anxiety because I cant stand being in a store feeling like this, or doing small talk and I just want to lie down in a dark room.

    My dr says its ”totally normal” but I would love to hear from you if you experience the same and if you have any advice on how to cope with it. It gives me too much down time not being able to run errands and to do normal stuff.

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  • By Allyson.Ellis Moderator

    You certainly are not alone, Meic! Heightened sensitivity, particularly to light and sound is something many in the community also experience. I thought these articles might offer you some support:
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/your-experience-with-heightened-sensitivity/
    https://migraine.com/blog/highly-sensitive-people/
    I hear how frustrating it feels needing to function when the outside world becomes a trigger for making your symptoms worse. Please know we are always here to listen when you need support or a safe space to vent. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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    • By Meic

      Thank you for you kind words Allyson!
      I Will read those articles right away.

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