Subtitle: Say What?
What’s the most ridiculous thing ever said to you about Migraines? Who said it and under what circumstances?
Oh goodness, there have been quite a few preposterous (love using that word) suggestions tossed my way during my migraine lifetime. When my Avon lady rings the bell, I hide my soda pop from view so as to spare a lecture. I went many years without drinking pop and still got awful migraines. But in Avon Lady’s mind, I’m committing a crime against my head. I can’t remember if it was her cousin, nephew or a friend who replaced pop with water and no longer gets “headaches” but it doesn’t really matter. She’s right of course! (She’s in her 70’s and on a limited income, taking care of a husband with dementia, so firing her isn’t an option for me).
Before I get to the piece de resistance, the second ridiculous thing ever said was by a co-worker who was quite free in talking about sex and her sex life. She suggested I needed to have more orgasms. Okay. Uhm, I know she was sort of joking, but then maybe not so much. I’m not a prude, and I once volunteered on a VD Hotline, so I’ve heard and discussed it all really. But when it comes to my personal sex life, I blush like the Catholic school girl I once was. Orgasms anyone? Oh yeah, that’ll cure it, lol.
And finally by a brother-in-law who felt the back of my shoulders and neck (unsolicited too, I might add) and declared that I was tense and stressed – insert orgasm joke here – and that his daughter could help me get rid of my migraines. His daughter? A newly licensed hypnotist! Yes, that was just what I needed, some hypnotism to get me to relax so I could be migraine free. Needless to say, that never happened nor will it ever!
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation
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