Migraine Awareness Week is HERE! Rally the troops, sound the trumpets and make some noise.
Over this coming week I'll be doing a series of incredibly exciting and life changed blog posts. The first of which is this! It's not too late to join in.
Or do you? Close friends and family can often look at migraineurs and tell when an attack is about to strike. I had no idea my left eye shut slightly and that I'd subconsciously start rubbing my left forehead, until Mum pointed it out. In other words, if you look closely, you can 'see' a migraine. I like to think I can pick out a chronic migraineur in a crowd, there is a certain purple shadow under the eyes, a paleness, a pinched look and other tell tale signs that may not be visible to all. So, to kick off this years Migraine Awareness Week I asked some brave fellow migraineurs if they would take a picture of themselves when they had a migraine. As you will see below, the migraine displays itself loud and clear.
|Claire, 29, Chronic Migraine without Aura|
|Fiona, 32, with her Migracap!|
|Fiona, 32, with 4Head cooling strips|
|Rachel, 24, diagnosed with chronic migraine at the age of 13|
|Daisy, 33, Chronic Migraine without Aura|
|Jen, 39, Chronic Migraine without Aura|
Her cat, Spike, is a great comfort!
|Emma, 26, chronic & episodic migraines since age 17|
|Me! Victoria, 32&3/4 with ice pack and TENS unit|
|Amanda, 40, Chronic Migraines, diagnosed aged 21|
|Bucket at the ready!|
As you can see from Amanda's pictures, head pain is only one part of the umbrella condition that is migraine. Vomitting, dizziness, trouble finding words are just a few example of the other delights that go with migraine.
Now can you match the photos below, of everyone without a migraine, to the pictures above? What a difference!!!
Thank you so much to the brave ladies who took part. You're all beautiful.
Carousel: “You’ll never walk alone”. Where and from whom do you get most support? Your GP? Friends? Migraine Charities? How do you find comfort in knowing you’re not alone?