Migraine Awareness Month #11

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

The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by http://www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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5 Responses to Migraine Awareness Month #11

  1. abbymoriah says:

    I love that you say “pop” instead of “soda” –that is what I say! Everyone in San Francisco thinks the word “pop” is funny. I can not believe someone would say the whole “orgasm” thing. Talk about intrusive and awkward!!

  2. I used to get terrible migraines. I think about every 6 months I would be in bed holding my head not knowing if I was going to throw up or not.

    I stopped all cane sugar, went on the candida diet…. did parasite cleanses and all kind of other cleanses. No more migraines. I am not saying this would help everyone, but it sure did put a stop to it for me…. Thank goodness.

    • Believe me, in the 21 years of chronic migraines, I’ve tried everything. It is a genetic neurological disease and right now there is no cure. I’m glad you found something that works! Sometimes just avoiding triggers helps immensely.

  3. Hahaha…. I just noticed that you say Pop too. That is how I grew up saying it. I always think soda it Baking soda. LOL… You must be from around Pennsylvania too

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