Tag Archives: chronic migraine

Holding on to hope

I was talking to a psychologist today (Roger Bretherton, a fascinating and dynamic guy who is a clinical psychologist currently researching personality and prayer). I asked if he had any words of wisdom about what to do when life feels … Continue reading

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Your future’s whatever you make it…

I’ve done a lot of thinking this week. (and quite a bit of hiding under duvets, crying my eyes out, talking round and round in circles, sitting with friends in silence, every so often pulling faces, going ‘hmm’ then eating … Continue reading

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Oh.

I had a review consultation via telephone with the specialist at the National Migraine Centre today. It didn’t bring quite the news I was hoping for. I was looking forward to talking about things like ‘recovery’,  ‘getting back to full … 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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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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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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My Brain BSOD

People often ask what it’s like to have migraines but I find it difficult to find the words to describe such a strange collection of sensations and experiences. Officially, migraine is a neurological disorder that affects the brain and nervous system. Unofficially, … Continue reading

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What am I doing???

Last week I had a few nights when my head hurt so badly I couldn’t sleep. In the dark hours, I remembered I’d had a random idea a while ago to write a blog about life with chronic migraine and … Continue reading

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