June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM). I feel honoured to know that a month has been dedicated to the painful and debilitating disease called Migraine. It shows that more and more people are recognising that migraine is not just a headache, but are understanding that it’s a crippling, genetic, neurological, disease; with severe to excruciating headache being only one of the possible symptoms.
Throughout the month, advocates worldwide amp up their part to promote research, education and funding for both migraine and headache disorders such as cluster headaches.
June 2014 was the first year I participated in this annual event. Going forward I plan to participate each year; aiming to increase my share in this necessary fight for better healthcare, remedies and to remove the stigma surrounding migraine and headache disorders – especially the negative view of chronic migraine sufferers.