5/26/08 #1 - Sufferers of migraines are termed migraineurs, so they suffer from?

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    I'm glad I found this site. It gives relief to know there are thousands of other people out there who know exactly what I'm talking about, who go through all the things I do, and who have the same feelings about the ordeal in being a migraine sufferer. It's difficult to make those who don't suffer with migraines understand our feelings about it all, especially when they regard this condition as 'just a headache' when it's not that simple.


    As I read, a migraine is a neurological disease, I've been having them since age 6 or 7. My question is what is this condition properly called?

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    Sufferers of migraines are termed migraineurs, so they suffer from?


    Just like diabetics have diabetes, what term should be used to refer to what we have?


    If we were asked: SO YOU HAVE A NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE, WHAT IS IT? What proper term are we suppose to respond? Thanks, Kristy.




    Dear Kristy;


    The appropriate response is Migraine disease. It is also appropriate to say that Migraineurs have "Migraines" or "Migraine attacks" rather than "Migraine headaches" since the headache, if there is one, is just ONE symptom. Some Migraine attacks occur with no headache.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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Published On: May 27, 2008