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What’s Your Secret: How To Express You’re In Pain Without Sounding Like You’re A Complainer?

Last updated: January 2023

One of our community members posed this important question to our What’s Your Secret Video Series page and we thought it worth posing to the rest of the community.

How to express you’re in pain without sounding like you’re a complainer is a complex question that unleashes many of the complicated issues surrounding the perception of migraine. How do we handle encountering ignorance and/or judgment when simply responding to someone asking “How are you?” How do we increase our own sense of acceptance? Is it easier to avoid the question altogether? How can we increase empathy and understanding in others?


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