When I was a kid there was a word I always dreaded hearing. Migraine. I knew if that word was spoken, that my step-mom was sick and that I wouldn’t have her to play with or talk to. I knew it meant she wouldn’t be making any dinners or taking me to any fun places.
I loved her and truth be told, she was probably my most favorite person in the house. It always made me sad, selfishly of course, because at that young age it meant my world would be slightly rocked for a few days. But also sad because I knew that all she could do was lie in a dark room and wait for the pain to go away. I have never experienced a migraine but I knew what she was going through was excruciating.
Everyone did. When I met my husband, he told me stories of the migraines he got as a child. He explained how badly the sun hurt; just having sunlight enter his room made the pain worse. I quickly remembered my step mom when he mentioned it felt like getting kicked in the head. I couldn’t imagine that happening to a child. It’s something no one can truly understand unless they have experienced it themselves.
Migraines are a debilitating condition that impacts an estimated 36 million sufferers in the US and 88% of young migraine sufferers feel misunderstood and anxious when asked about their migraines, even by those who love them most. It’s so hard to explain a headache that is so much more than just a headache.
Both sufferers and non-sufferers can visit Excedrin.com to learn more about The Migraine Experience and non-sufferers can experience it for themselves, by downloading the Excedrin® Migraine app on their smart device. This is such a great tool for families that suffer from migraines.
Excedrin® Migraine is the #1 Neurologist recommended OTC for migraine relief. It relieves pain, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound and nausea and starts working in just 30 minutes. *Among OTC medicines for migraines. Symphony Health Solutions, 2015
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.