Thursday, May 19, 2016

4 Things Not To Say Or Do To Someone Who Suffers From Migraines

Personally I suffer from chronic migraine, meaning I have them more often than people with regular migraines. To make a quick story short it went to shit last year and I'm currently trying to make it somewhat steady again thanks to medicine and better painkillers, I'm getting there :)

But we're not here for me to bring up my whole damn migraine story so let's get to the point, shall we?




"It's just a headache."
There is nothing "just" about a migraine. If it were "just a headache" they would call it a really bad headache but they don't. For a very good reason.


Sticking up a scent in their face that
you know triggers their migraine.
It's disrespectful and so very fucking rude! If you know a certain perfume, candle or any kind of scent triggers someones migraine...Keep it away or stay away.


Why don't you try ___?!
Personally I've suffered from migraines since my early teens. I am a migraine veteran in other words. This means I've tried...everything. And I keep trying everything I come across. If I'm not doing the common ways to help with a migraine it's because I know they wont work on me.


Move around/Do something and you'll feel better.
No. Noooo. Distraction can help ease most pain related things, this is true. But with a migraine it 9 out of 10 times actually makes it worse. If someone is in the final stage of the painful part of their migraine then leave them the fuck alone. If they're laying in a dark room with a closed door no matter the hour of the day it's because it's all they can do, for real.


Do you suffer from migraines?
What are some things that makes you frustrated that people say or do?

6 comments:

  1. I so know the feeling. Just last week I pulled down the drapes and just lay in bed all day. Even the purring from my kittens was to bad.. because it felt like the whole house was below the worst thunderstorm ever..! :( I've too tried everything & like you I've had this since I was about 14.. Now I'm 32.. So I'm kind of an expert of what works and what's not.. Hate people with the "It's just a headache.. why don't you just take a pill and chill?" ... >_<

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    1. One thing that I'm happy about is that I'm not that sound sensitive when I have a migraine, mainly because my hearing goes waaay down because of my aura xD I am on beta blockers atm for my migraine and it has helped like slowed them down, but finding help in Sweden for a migraine due to doctors not taking it seriously is fucking hard dude :(
      Xo Kitten

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  2. This x100000. I suffer with headaches most days at the moment & my Mum suffers with incredible migraines. I will show her this. So perfect honestly.

    Katie | Words By Katie

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! ^^ Even if migraine is an "invisible" illness according to many (you can no hide that level of pain haha) it's very common. We should stick together against ignorant people out there :P
      Xo Kitten

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  3. Fellow migraine sufferer here. I cannot agree with this post more. Seriously. Yes to all of this!

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    1. Sad you know the life with migraine but happy you could relate! :) It's hard finding a fellow migraine sufferer to relate with x)
      Xo Kitten

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