How Do You Eloquently Describe The Pain Of A Migraine To One Who Cannot Relate To It?

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Asked by Jerry

How Do You Eloquently Describe The Pain Of A Migraine To One Who Cannot Relate To It?

I have tried to compare it to having a horrible toothache, the stomach flu, and the feeling of being scared as if you just missed a severe car crash all at once. But that still doesn't seem to convey the information to some.

Answer

Hi Jerry!

I think describing Migraine to someone who doesn't "get it" is one of the hardest things to do.

Teri Robert wrote a great friends and family letter, maybe that will help you, or give you some good info.

Remember, Migraine is a neurological disease, not just a "bad headache" like some think. Having a migraine attach is a flare up of this disease.

See this article: Migraine and Headache Education for those who "don't get it". There are some great referances in this article you can print out and give to your loved ones to help them understand.

Hope this helps a bit!!

Good luck!