Migraines: Worse Than Ever. And Do They Ever Suck. 

What more is there to say? There is this, I guess…over and above the pain, the worst thing is the isolation. The loneliness. And the days…the months, even the years, they steal from your life. 

Please feel free to share your best coping techniques, should you have any! 


Author: Barbara Marincel

My spiritual journey is all about finding the grace in the everyday—and the not so everyday—while living a full and creative life that includes chronic illness, PTSD, and depression. I'm a writer, blogger and photographer, live in lovely Minneapolis, Minnesota and am happily married to George and doggie-mama to Piper. I’m a Benedictine Oblate candidate of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN. My creative inspirations include nature, good books, Lake Superior, my flower garden, and my faith. More than anything, I cherish spending time with friends and, especially, family.

4 thoughts on “Migraines: Worse Than Ever. And Do They Ever Suck. ”

    1. Susan, your quiet sympathy helps more than all of the eloquent words in the dictionary! Really. I just posted because I couldn’t bear the isolation any longer. Thanks for being there my friend. xo


  1. Barbara I used to have them really bad…I actually had severe migraines about 2 years ago now. The only thing that helped was being on predisone and I did it because having a migraine everyday, for a year, while they figured out why was debilitaing…they finally blamed it on TMJ and so I went into Boston to Tufts Dental and have acupuncture treatments for 6 weeks. I never had another migraine for over a year. Ocasionally now I might get one but I just try to relax and recognize what it is and usually it only last for a day. I also heard today on the news that they are very close to a treatment for it…so that’s good news. If you haven’t tried acupuncture, you should. It’s just another tool. Feel better soon.

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    1. Cheryl, thanks for sharing your story and also for the tip. I have tried acupuncture, actually, while being seen at the Pain Clinic at the University of Minnesota several years ago. I had five or six sessions in hopes that it would help my fibromyalgia and migraines and unfortunately it didn’t work for me at all.
      Until this year I was getting Botox treatments for my migraines which made a substantial difference–but this year our insurance is charging a $1200 copay for the Botox before they will even ship it to my doctor. So I’ve gone without my treatments and I’m back to having migraines almost every day. It’s just unbearable.


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