It’s no secret that i am a long term sufferer of migraines. I’ve had them since being 12/13 years old, I’m now 23 so that’s 10 years of living with migraines… I have been quite open about them on here and in everyday life and while Chronic Illnesses come in many different shapes and forms, some alot worse than others, many have the same affect on our day to day life so i thought i would make a blogpost all about Life With A Chronic Illness, specially migraines as they can, like many other chronic illnesses be very disabling. Plus everyone loves a gif post right? So heres what i feel life is like as a migraine sufferer with some of the things people do/say… Hope you guys enjoy :)
1. The increased annoyance each time someone tells you ” I understand.” or ” Just drink some water you’ll be fine!”
2. The desire to hurt someone when they say ” I think I’ve had a migraine before” Trust me you would of known…
3. Those people who say ” You just need something to distract you from the pain” – Light sensitivity, aura, aching body, feeling sick, dizzy and oh yeah and this huge pain which feels like my head could fall off my shoulders but no obviously you who has never had one knows whats best.
4. Basically anyone trying to innocently suggest anything helpful is not OK right now. (you know they are only trying to help, but lets face it…you are just a monster version of yourself)
5. The whole bunch of side effects that come with all the medications you are taking – gaining weight, things tasting funny, it’s never fun but its a whole lot better than the migraines and totally worth it if they can control your migraines even just slightly!
6. When you have to suddenly leave because you feel one coming and people say “But you don’t look sick?”
7. Regardless of what’s on your to do list/schedule for that day, no matter how important, you get knocked out for many many hours! So don’t count on any of it getting finished!
8. Having to miss out on all the exciting things you plan to do because you just need to sit as quiet as possible in a dark, dark room.
9. Finally overcoming the migraine, but being left with a terrible migraine hangover for days!
10. Always having it in the back of your mind that at any point, of any day, no matter where you are or what you are doing… you could get a migraine!