I have lived with Multiple Sclerosis for almost 20 VERY long years. During this time I have experienced pain, numbness, dizziness, vision problems, the infamous MS hug, and so much more. The only thing that can really get me down and unable to do anything is the headaches or migraines whatever they may be.
Yesterday all I wanted to do was write, but I wasn’t able to due to a nasty and quite evil migraine. While we are going through this awful pandemic of the coronavirus, I have been told by two great women, my mother and mother- in-law, I should stay in the house because of my weak immune system. While I do understand that grocery stores and other places that have a lot of people aren’t a good idea for me, I hate knowing I can’t do anything. I guess it would be much easier if I was making this decision and it not be forced on me. Even the morons in the government are saying people with underlying issues should not go into public places. It is all I can do to not disobey the government idiots, but my health is more important than my distaste of them.
Thankfully, today my headache/migraine is much better and I am able to write again. I plan to write and read as much as I can while my headache/migraine is at bay. I only hope it stays this way because it is the only thing I can do that I enjoy.
I do want to share a little information about migraines with y’all. All the information I am providing is the information the Migraine Foundation had discovered.
- Migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness worldwide
- 1 in 4 households have someone with migraines
- Migraine sufferers are 18% women, 6% men, and 10% children
- Migraines are most common between the ages of 18 and 44
- 90% of migraine suffers have a family history
Migraines are more than just a bad headache and suffer from more symptoms including
- Typically a severe throbbing recurring pain, usually on one side of the head, about 1/3 of attacks will be on both sides of the head
- Attacks often have one or more of the following disabling symptoms: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch, and smell, and tingling or numbness in facial extremities
- About 25% of migraine sufferers also have a visual disturbance called an aura,
- which usually lasts less than an hour
- 15-20% of attacks have other neurological symptoms before the actual head pain starts
- Attacks usually last between 4 and 72 hours
Most people don’t understand how serious and incapacitating a migraine can be
- 6th most disabling illness worldwide
- Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with complaints of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks
- Most sufferers experiences attacks one for twice monthly, more than 4 million people have chronic daily migraines, with at least 15 migraines a day each month
- More than 90% of sufferers are unable to function during their migraines
Migraine is a chronic disease that significantly diminishes a person’s quality of life
- More than 4 million adults experience chronic daily migraine
- Medication overuse is the most common reason why episodic migraine turns chronic
- Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances are common for migraines sufferers
- Over 20% of chronic migraine sufferers are disabled
I do hope this information was helpful for you, but I also hope non of you ever have to experiences this miserable pain. This probably won’t sound great, but if I had a choice between the pain I was in yesterday and death, I think death would have won. Like I already said, I can deal with pain and keep going in life, but headaches/migraines will keep me in bed with an ice pack that melts too soon, unable to eat, and an irritability that makes me just as evil as the pain.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I appreciate you taking the time to read and will look forward to your comment. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love , comfort, and many positive vibes!