Most of us go through those cycles. There’s the feeling of hopelessness – that no treatment will ever work and that migraine will destroy my life. There are those days when you’re ready to “fight back” and get serious about living life in spite of migraine, or finding a better treatment. There are those days when you’re just feeling down and don’t really care.
And once in a while … once in a while … there’s this wild hope that migraine will be conquered.
Well, let’s have a day of hope. Some recent posts and articles I’ve been reading have simply been a reminder to hope.
For example, take a look at a recent post from Kerrie Smyres of The Daily Headache. Actually, as I write this Kerrie is having one of those down times. But in her post a few days ago, she makes some excellent points.
There are actually a lot of good reasons to hope. Not only are there excellent treatments available, there are more treatments on the way, and more doctors who are wanting to help migraine patients. Check out her post here: Full of Hope About the Future of Migraine Treatment
The Migraine Trust published an interview with Victoria Saxton of Migraine Monologues. Victoria is also filled with hope after seeing a real reduction in her migraine attacks. Check out My migraine journey – a marathon not a sprint.
Maybe you’re still thinking of years of trying and suffering and getting nowhere. But why not take a moment to imagine what life would be life without migraine. And don’t imagine with bitterness – let yourself hope, just a little, that your pain will lessen, the attacks will be less frequent, and you’ll start to steal your life back.
And here’s how. The Migraine Trust has started a campaign that you can be involved in, called “Migraine Heads”.
It’s very simple, really. Two head outlines. In one you describe/show life with migraine. In the second you describe/imagine your life without migraine. Finally, you send it back via post, Facebook, or Twitter. Oh, and don’t forget to tell us about it too!
To get started, visit Migraine free future and download the simple template.