Tag: migraineur

12. The positives outweigh the negatives

12. The positives outweigh the negatives

I often say I have two great loves, yoga and migraines, as both have taught me so much. The well world disbelieves my claim about migraine. Yoga yes; migraine no. While it is true this condition has orchestrated my life in often inconvenient ways, it read more

11. EMDR and antidepressants

11. EMDR and antidepressants

Stress is often said to be a trigger for migraines and while this can be so, it is unhelpful and vague. Stress! What is that? One woman’s stress is another woman’s spur to action! I always prefer overload. And then, because migraine is complicated and read more

10. Gadgets and Headlines

10. Gadgets and Headlines

Simply wanting to be reliable has led me to purchase what appear to be pain-busting gadgetry, all with varying degrees of credibility. Many conditions are targeted in this way, and migraine is particularly vulnerable, being unpredictable and with many symptoms. In earlier times I was read more

8. Alternative Practitioners 1

8. Alternative Practitioners 1

‘Your migraines will go if you are ready to let them go!’ Alternative speak for it’s your fault. Anyone with a condition probably thinks there must be a person or therapy waiting to change her life. The reason: we know the world would prefer we read more

1. I appear to be normal

1. I appear to be normal

In the league table of conditions migraine is low. It’s down there with depression,  fibromyalgia, ME etc. Novelists use it to explain female absences or backsliding: ‘She has one of her migraines,’ as though she could have anyone else’s. I hate them for it. When read more