June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, but June 29th is the day dedicated to those that suffer from Chronic Migraine.
“Chronic migraine: …The International Headache Society defines chronic migraine as more than fifteen headache days per month over a three month period of which more than eight are migrainous, in the absence of medication overuse. Episodic migraine is the other migraine sub-type, which is defined as less than 15 headache days per month.” – http://www.migrainetrust.org
I am a chronic migraineur. And to “celebrate” this day in history my brain saw fit to grace me with a severe migraine. Ugh! Thanks brain!
What is migraine?
Migraine is not JUST a headache. Migraine is a neurological disease with head pain being only one of the possible symptoms. Did you know that a person can have a migraine WITHOUT having head pain? See below a graphic highlighting SOME of the debilitating symptoms of migraine; then TRY to imagine what it must be like to suffer from Chronic Migraine:
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