Don't React to Migraines - Migratude Monday

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide February 18, 2013
  • Migraine management and living with Migraine disease can take quite a toll on us. How's that for an obvious statement?   Over the years, I've found that my attitude about Migraines and whether I'm feeling positive or negative have had significant impact on my Migraine burden - the number of Migr...

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  • chronic migraine sufferer
    Feb. 21, 2013

    Thank-you for your article on taking charge of your migraines and being proactive vs. reactive.

    Yes they can bring frustration and anger at yet another lost day.  If we focus on what we can do vs. what we can't then that can help us actually feel physically better.  

    My life has changed a lot since chronic migraine but I can still take charge of my...

    RHMLucky777

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    Thank-you for your article on taking charge of your migraines and being proactive vs. reactive.

    Yes they can bring frustration and anger at yet another lost day.  If we focus on what we can do vs. what we can't then that can help us actually feel physically better.  

    My life has changed a lot since chronic migraine but I can still take charge of my health and do everything I possibly can to feel the best emotionally, mentally and physically.  It's hard work to stay positive but it's harder work to allow ourselves to go down and try to climb out of the black hole we can easily get into.

    Thanks for being part of my "Plan Positive".  I love all the info and the support which helps keep me focused.

    Keep up the great work.  

  • cking
    Feb. 18, 2013

    Hi Teri!

     

    As always, I admire and applaud your attitude!  I can't add much to your great ideas, but there is one aspect of Migratude that sometimes weighs on me that I will share. Due to the imposition of headaches into "productivity," I often have feelings of inadequately living up to my own expectations of myself, and those...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Teri!

     

    As always, I admire and applaud your attitude!  I can't add much to your great ideas, but there is one aspect of Migratude that sometimes weighs on me that I will share. Due to the imposition of headaches into "productivity," I often have feelings of inadequately living up to my own expectations of myself, and those of others.  An unremitting headache sends me through a tunnel of pessimism, and sometimes a fear of insurmountable obstacles that will erode my treasured relationships. 

     

    It is during those times that I try to remember that our pets love me no matter what.  They don't seem to mind (in the long run) a sudden change in their routine, or my temporary inability to interact with them.  They are resilient, and forgiving;  their devotion and silly antics can be a welcome distraction and antidote for poisonous emotions.

     

    I hope you are in no pain today, and wish it were that way every day!

     

    Hugs, Clemmie

    • Teri Robert
      Health Guide
      Feb. 18, 2013

      Hi, Clemmie,

       

      Thank you for your comments and for sharing so openly. I'm betting that every Migraine and headache patient who reads what you wrote will be able to identify with it. I know what you mean about your pets. I'm lucky that I have some friends who are that devoted and loyal too. I've lost friends along the way, but in the long run, maybe they...

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      Hi, Clemmie,

       

      Thank you for your comments and for sharing so openly. I'm betting that every Migraine and headache patient who reads what you wrote will be able to identify with it. I know what you mean about your pets. I'm lucky that I have some friends who are that devoted and loyal too. I've lost friends along the way, but in the long run, maybe they weren't really the kind of "friends" we need anyway. It's always tough, but we can't give up.

       

      I have been pain-free today, thanks. Hope you're getting some good time too.

       

      love and hugs,

      Teri