With June being Migraine Awareness Month, instead of focusing on my physical symptoms, I am going to share some of the emotional symptoms.
The pain is so intense…Is something else wrong? Is my brain being permanently damaged from the constant attacks? Are the medication side effects going to make me feel worse? Will I never have my life back?
Migraine is a common yet serious neurological disease that affects approximately 39 million people in the United States. There are multiple types and variations of migraine that each have their own diagnostic criteria and unique set of symptoms, so the condition may look different for every person.
Despite its prevalence, many people still don’t understand the reality of migraine and what it’s like to live with the condition, and this lack of understanding can unfortunately give way to misconceptions or assumptions that are not just inaccurate, but hurtful.
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