5 Things People Who Suffer From Migraines What You To Understand
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5 Things People Who Suffer From Migraines What You To Understand

Headaches are always annoying to get.

5 Things People Who Suffer From Migraines What You To Understand
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Headaches are always annoying to get. For most people it only happens once in a while, and is easily fixed with some ibuprofen or Advil. But there are people, like me, who put up with headaches more often, sometimes on a daily basis. I get them almost every day, so I'm the first person to sympathize with anyone suffering from head discomfort. Headaches aren't something others can see, so they can cause those who suffer to be misunderstood. You may seem lazy if you just want to take a nap, or you may seem rude if you cancel plans (over and over). I have found that there are situations and thoughts that people who get headaches often can relate to.

1. Migraines Are Different Than Headaches.

Migraines are a physical, emotional, and mental attack on your body. When i get a migraine I don't want to get out of bed, i want to be left alone in complete silence and in the dark. The slightest light, or noise, can feel like a dagger being jabbed into your skull.

2.They Are Unpredictable

Sometimes I get migraines when I'm especially stressed, but I've also gotten migraines on vacations when I don't have a care in the world. It's pretty impossible to guess when a migraine will strike, and that's what makes migraines so frustrating. If I get a migraine in the middle of an exam, or when I'm far from home, or during any important event, I feel like there is no hope and that the world is coming to an end. It sucks never knowing when it's going to happen: at work, school, vacation, home, ect... and not having what you need to feel better doesn't help.

3. We Have Learned And Mastered The Technique Of Hiding It.

Just because we may be out singing, dancing,or laughing hysterically at a joke doesn’t mean that we aren’t in agonizing pain. We smile, laugh, and will hold a conversation all while telling ourselves that its almost over and in a few more hours we will be able to take our medication and go straight to bed.

4. We Are Sorry

We don't enjoy cancelling plans because of migraines. We do feel bad, especially when we let down those we love because, we can't do something special that we had planned.It's completely heartbreaking when we have to cancel an event or a dinner out due to pain.

5. No, We Can't Just Take Some Ibuprofen.

Migraines are so painful, over-the-counter medications don't work for most sufferers. Not even Excedrin, Advil, or Tylenol will help.

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