10 Things you should never say to a person with a Migraine

Teresa Community Member December 03, 2008
  • Things You Should Never Say
    To a Person With a Migraine Headache 

     

                           "Smile! I need to see if the flashon my camera is working!"

                            "What do you mean you need to rest after your headache
                             All you've done is lie around for the past two days!"

                            "Hey, let's go out on the boat today!"

                            "Well, did you take an aspirin?"

                            "Listen to this great new song - I'll turn the volume way up
                             so you can get the full surround-sound effect."

                           "I know what will make you feel better. 
                             You just need to get outside and get some sunshine and exercise."

                            "You probably just aren't getting enough vitamin C."

                            "Let's open the blinds!  It's too dark in here!"

              And never-ever-ever say:

                              "It's ONLY a headache!"

     

5 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Apollo390
    May. 13, 2012
    I am now 58 years old. Male. I do remember having migraines when I was six years old. When I was seven years old (yes, I do remember the exact age), I just wanted to die, and seriously tried to think of ways to end my life. I remember saying to myself: "If I am going to feel this way when I grow up, I do not want to grow up." My mother and her mother both suffered...
    RHMLucky777
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    I am now 58 years old. Male. I do remember having migraines when I was six years old. When I was seven years old (yes, I do remember the exact age), I just wanted to die, and seriously tried to think of ways to end my life. I remember saying to myself: "If I am going to feel this way when I grow up, I do not want to grow up." My mother and her mother both suffered with this horrible affliction. I saw it. I had it, too. I am still here. The migraines have gotten fewer and farther between. They still happen, (very rarely, thank God) but when they do, they are not as bad as they used to be. ANY stimulation is hell when one hits. The air that I breathe hurts. That is who I am, though. I live. Please try to understand what I am going through, even if you cannot understand what this is.
  • Ellen
    Nov. 21, 2011

    Never say 'Your migraine will go away if you have sex with me"
    Never say: "Your migraines are caused from unresolved issues from a past life"

    Never say: "What's for dinner?"

    The latter was uttered by husband (now ex) after 5 hours of retching and pain, and he was in the house all the while not offering any help.

  • Teresa
    Apr. 23, 2010

    Let's add

     

    Honey, maybe you just need to get out of the house for a little bit.

     

    Words from my husband last Tues. True Story.

     

    Teresa

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec. 06, 2008

    you should say NOTHING to a person with a migraine.....just be quiet,don't move,don't think,nothing!!!

  • Anonymous
    Joan R
    Dec. 04, 2008

    I find flash cameras are one of the things that trigger a migraine- never mind being in front of a camera when I have a migraine.