7 Things You May Not Know about Migraine Sufferers ...


There are many things you may not know about migraine sufferers, even if you, yourself struggle with them. It is common for non-sufferers to think that a migraine is nothing more than a bad headache but it is so much more than that. I have suffered from two different types of migraines since I was 8 years old and I have seen plenty of doctors and specialists, been on more medication than I can count and have tried all sorts of homeopathic solutions. These are the seven most important things I think everyone should know about migraine sufferers.

1. There Are Many Different Types

Not all migraine sufferers are the same. There are approximately 15 types of migraines and not all of them affect the head. Abdominal Migraines cause severe pain behind the navel for anywhere from 1 up to 72 hours. Acephalgic Migraine isn’t accompanied by any pain at all. This is one of the two types that I suffer from and it leaves me completely useless. The first thing that happens is that my hands go numb. A few minutes later my vision becomes distorted and I effectively have only peripheral vision. Not long after that starts I lose my ability to speak. When I try to talk, random words come out of my mouth instead of what I’m trying to say. Most types of migraine cause some form of neurological impairment.

Most Migraine Types Affect Other Parts of the Body
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