How has the Internet impacted how you live with Migraine?
@trobert Health Guide
I've been thinking about something recently. (OK. No smart remarks about what happens when I start thinking!) When the doctors I'd been seeing weren't helping me with my Migraines, my Migraines were getting worse instead of better, and I finally got ticked off enough to realize that I was going to have to take charge, where did I turn? I turned to the Internet.
It was from the Internet that I learned...
- that Migraine is a disease.
- that there are doctors who are true Migraine specialists.
- that the headaches I had at one point were medication overuse headaches, aka rebound.
- how to keep a headache and Migraine diary.
- just how many people are trying to cope with this disease.
- much, much more.
There are other ways in which the Internet has changed my life for the better...
- Communication. Emailing family members and friends is such a valuable tool. When schedules make phone calls difficult, I want to send a photograph or document, and in many other ways, email has become an indispensable part of life.
- Research. The Internet makes information available that would otherwise be outside my reach. For example, our local library doesn't have the books and medical journals where I find so much information about headaches, Migraines, diabetes, heart disease, glaucoma, and more.
- Shopping. I detest crowded malls and stores. Loud places, aisles of detergents or candles, and other things are Migraine triggers for me. Plus, living in a small city, our stores sometimes don't stock or are out of items we want to buy. You know -- that "must-have" toy that the grandkids want. Shopping online is not only convenient, it's often less expensive.
Published On: June 27, 2007