No Such Thing…

I saw this posted on the Facebook page “Migraineur Misfits” and I felt compelled to share:

migraine used to pain

Saying “I have a migraine” 10-20 times a month can get *so old* after 14 years.  And for the people around me, I am sure that me saying it over and over again can be confusing. Because “surely by now I am used to the pain, right?”  WRONG!  SO WRONG! 

Migraine pain is the worst.  And I have become too accustomed to hiding it, and I am working on that all the time.

 

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8 responses

  1. I have experienced the very same feeling. I heard my kids pray day after day for my headache to go away. It finally has since I have made major diet changes. I’m posting about it if you want to visit.

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    1. Hi there! *Hugs!* So sorry that you understand the feeling, but I am happy that diet changes have helped you. I will be reading and following your story!
      -Kelly

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  2. So true! We get better and better at hiding it or just not talking about it (mostly to convenience others) but it doesn’t get easier and you don’t get used to it.

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    1. I think it’s one of the biggest obstacles we try to overcome… trying to explain to non-sufferers what it’s like. They just don’t get it, and words are usually insufficient. At least we understand each other though! *Hugs!*

      -Kelly

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  3. Sometimes I think that there should be a new alternative name for “migraines”. The term really doesn’t depict the amount of pain experienced, non sufferers equate them to headaches. I have idiopathic intracranial hypertension so I really sympathise with you (ironically I just wrote a post on migraine).

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    1. I completely 100% agree with you. I think the word migraine is insufficient at this point. It doesn’t accurately describe the full experience. Any ideas?
      Ones that come to mind:
      “Knife in head” syndrome, or maybe “I would rather die than feel another second of this” pain. Something like that. Thanks for the comment love!
      -Kelly

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  4. I’m a migraine sufferer too. I’m used to hiding it, as much as I can, often I can’t. Having to go off Topamax because of the seizures is causing me to have more. But this time it’s more ice pick headaches. A sudden very sharp pain that doesn’t last too long, then it settles into…oh my head hurts. I have chronic daily headaches and have to say, I am used to the pain. I just push it back. I don’t know what it feels like not to have a headache of some kind. My daily headaches are around a 3 normally, I don’t have problems until it goes over a 5. I don’t think most understand a true migraine…damn it all…it hurts so f***itng bad! Then there are clusters…the suicide headaches, yes they are worse than migraines. Luckily I don’t have those often. I think a hammer to my temple could hurt no less.
    May we have migraine free days.

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    1. You poor thing!!! So much pain. It’s so interesting how many different types of migraine there are, and how one person can experience such a range of symptoms. Wish there was more money for research!!!!
      -Kelly

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