got migraines?

Do you experience migraines? Do you know what your triggers are?
Do you experience migraines? Do you know what your triggers are?
Do you get migraines? How about headaches? If you do get migraines, then you likely know that a migraine is much more than a really bad headache.

I didn’t know much at all about migraines until about 10 years ago. And yet, I’ve been having migraines since I was 16, likely even younger. Sounds weird, doesn’t it?

I’ve written about migraines before, and even tried to define a migraine. It’s interesting when you search the web the answers you get. Some say that it must be a throbbing headache. Others say that it must be one-sided. Another listed a number of symptoms – such as light sensitivity and increase pain on exertion – that all have to be present. Near as I can tell, there really isn’t a good definition out there. Or perhaps the migraine is just too complex to be categorized?

Never-the-less, about ten years ago I was told that the head pain I had was a migraine. And apparently I’ve been having them for years and years. For a long time I thought I had the first one at age 16. But looking back, I may have had some before that.

Migraines are often memorable events. And not in a good way. They bring on more than head pain. There’s a weird feeling I get that’s hard to describe. It’s related to the fact that all your neurons are firing in weird and rapid ways. Something that only happens with a migraine, not a headache.

It really did surprise me to learn that I had been experiencing migraines for all those years. I hadn’t ever seen a doctor for them until 2002. It just didn’t seem necessary. I thought they were headaches and I typically knew what triggered them.

Do you experience migraines? Do you know what your triggers are? If you’re not sure, I can help you figure them out. Visit my contact page to schedule a free initial consultation.
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