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More than a Headache…
I never realized the enormous impact migraines had on my life until I became a Mom. I have always gotten migraines as long as I can remember. I would often get them so bad, my mom would bring a barf bag wherever we would go. She knew the car rides gave me bad headaches and it would all be downhill from there.
Now as an adult I still suffer from terrible migraines. In fact, I fear them so much I sometimes let them consume me. Did you know that migraines usually last between 4 and 72 hours, which seems like a lifetime. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t pay attention to my caffeine intake, what kind of cheese I’m eating or if should I skip that glass of wine. There are even days I wake up with a stupid migraine. I know that my whole day is likely wasted. Depressing, right?
I can’t help but to think about the impact my migraines have on my children’s lives. They are currently 12 and 4 and they of course are aware of my condition. It’s not fair for them to see their Mom like that. I do talk to my girls and let them know that I am ok. My body just decided to take the day off. I guess. And even if they aren’t worried something is wrong with me, what are they thinking?
There really isn’t a fix-all for Moms with migraines, but there is help! Recently I found MoretoMigraine.com and I’m thankful I did. They offer such great support, information and so much more.
- Migraine ranks in the top 3 of the world’s most prevalent medical conditions.
- Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from migraines, including its various characteristics.
- About 18% of American women and 6% of men suffer from migraine.
You just have to keep pushing forward and do the best you can do. Stop feeling guilty! Something I am still learning. We aren’t perfect no matter how hard we try. Just keep moving forward and kick those migraines in the butt!