June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

th-2.jpegDon’t just sit on the sidelines, support those who suffer every day.  Migraines affect 38 Million Americans Yearly, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Many people and medical professionals dismiss individuals suffering from Migraines/Chronic Headaches, leaving them to feel invalidated, isolated, and sometimes suicidal.  Imagine feeling like a vice grip is squeezing your head for consecutive days, weeks, or even years. Then nausea sets in, retreating from sunlight and noise, holding your head rocking back and forth, sobbing.  You are supposed to go to work, but can’t even get out of bed.

Many think that there are medications that help Migraine sufferers.  Not always true.  Many medications have negative side effects, or they do not work for some. Many outsiders say things like, “I don’t know how you do it; I would have killed myself already.”  This is not helpful. The Migraine sufferer probably has already contemplated suicide many times. Actually the suicide risk of those experiencing Migraines is higher than the normal population.  Some medications have side effects of suicidal ideation.  Migraines don’t only affect the head they attack the body. Migraine headaches effect the central nervous system in the brain, causing the brain to react to triggers as PAIN messages.  Migraines are a neurological disorder.

Show your support this month by wearing Purple.
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