Category Archives: Living with chronic migraine

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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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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The choice

I want to build a dark room with soft floors, padded walls and no chinks of light. I would spend all day in my room and I would be blissfully happy. But it wouldn’t be a life. I would have no … 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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London, Baby! (my story, part 2 of 3)

Earlier this year I decided enough was enough. So I made a referral to the National Migraine Centre in London (http://www.migraineclinic.org.uk), a charity that’s at the forefront of research and treatment and accepts patients from all over the UK. I was given an appointment … Continue reading

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Have you tried…? (my story, part 1 of 3)

It seems I inherited a ‘migraine brain’ from my Mum and Dad – both of whom get migraines that I remember wiping them out at various points when we were growing up. You’ve got to love genetics – my brother … Continue reading

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