Category Archives: About chronic migraine

What does migraine mean to me?

It’s migraine awareness week and The Migraine Trust have suggested that people share what migraine means to them, so here goes… Migraine means regularly experiencing pain that made a broken foot seem so insignificant I didn’t even notice, but also … Continue reading

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Dilemma

Migraines are invisible. Which means no-one can see just how much devastation they cause. On the inside, it’s like a big-budget disaster movie. Tornados wreak havoc, tsunamis broil out of control, volcanos erupt sky-high. Everywhere you look the landscape has … Continue reading

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Spoons

I tried to explain Christine Miserandino’s spoon theory to some friends the other day but it didn’t go so well. My explanation went something like this: “It’s about spoons… …well not really spoons, but yeah, spoons… …so you have these … Continue reading

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And now the shipping forecast

I dreamed of being in a position to write a celebratory post this morning: I’ve had a day of feeling like the ground was solid and it felt totally amazing! I look forward to a time when I can write … Continue reading

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My chronic migraine dictionary

We British are very good at responding to the “How are you?” question with a vague and general “I’m fine.” Usually it’s all that’s needed, but for those who’ve recently asked for more info, I’ve realised my response hasn’t really … Continue reading

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stressed out…?!?

It’s true that stress can be a trigger for headaches and sometimes for episodic migraines (the start-stop kind). But it’s not the cause of chronic migraine. I sincerely wish it was. If stress was the cause then the solution would … Continue reading

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Giving in, but not giving up (my story, part 3 of 3)

The last few months I think I’ve cried more than I ever have in my life. Not the usual snotty snivvles or temporary hormonal outbursts I can be quite partial to, but full-on, gut-wrenching, soul-tearing, heart-breaking cries that originate somewhere … Continue reading

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