What Not to Say to Someone With Migraine
If you deal with migraine, you’ve likely experienced insensitive comments from people who don’t understand the condition.
Watch the video above for a few of the frustrating comments we’ve all heard at some point, or read the written summary below.
“You Should Drink More Water.”
Dehydration can cause headache pain, but migraines are more than that. We may drink plenty of water and still get hit by a migraine.
“Have You Tried This Medication?”
Of course we know about the medications available for migraine — they don’t always help.
“There’s Already a Cure for Migraine, but Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You to Know.”
This is outrageous. There is no cure yet, and if one existed, we would know.
“Just Think Positive! It’s All in Your Head.”
Yes, migraine is a condition that occurs in the brain — located in our head — but thinking positive will not stop an attack.
“We All Get Headaches.”
Migraines and headaches are not the same thing. Comparing the two is like comparing light rain to a hurricane
“You Don’t Look Sick.”
When you suffer from chronic migraine you do whatever you can to push through and live life. Just because you can’t see an illness, doesn’t mean it’s not there.
“Natural Remedies Are the Way to Go.”
Natural remedies may help, but when a migraine strikes we need pain relief — often in the form of medication.
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