Migraine: Not Just a Headache
A Personal Viewpoint
More Than a Headache
Migraine is an often misunderstood disease. It is not a headache, but a whole-body disease which may not even include a headache.
A neurological disease, migraine can make it difficult to follow through on daily activities and can even increase your chances of having a stroke. If you've never experienced a migraine attack, you may be tempted to compare it to your worst headache. There's so much more to it than that.
Having dealt with migraine for many years, I've gathered quite a bit of information. I've tried just about everything from preventative drugs to special diets and biofeedback. Cured? No. I'm still living with Migraine, but I know I am not alone. Read on for a summary of resources and stories about migraine. I hope this will help you in your own search.
Photo Essay: Migraine Makes You Want to Hide
More About the Varied Symptoms of Migraine
- Beyond the Pain of Migraine from About.com
An excellent explanation of Migraine and it's various symptoms and complications such as depression.
- Migraine Information Center from About.com
This is a very comprehensive and well-organized gathering of information on Migraine. It begins with, "Migraines aren't 'just bad headaches.' My point exactly.
What's it Like to Have a Migraine?
- Anatomy of a Migraine
This is an excellent article on migraine and its many components. If you want to help someone close to you to better understand what goes on for you with migraine, have them read this article by Teri Roberts, migraine expert.
What Does Migraine Feel Like? How 'Bout This?
Migraine Medication: I couldn't cover it better!
- Prescription Migraine Medicine List!
This article is a summary of the available prescription medications used to treat migraine headache. Both preventative and acute treatments are discussed.
Express Yourself! A Migraine Poetry Contest
Check out the migraine poetry contest And consider writing something yourself. It's a great way to get out your frustration and also help others better understand what it's like to have Migraine Disease.
- Poetry Contest
Click here to visit Health Central and keep watch for the next Migraine poetry contest--- the poetry contest sponsored each year for people with Migraine.
Will you share your own migraine story with us?