Thursday, April 28, 2016
Migraines affect the whole family
The Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes Study looked at 4,022 people with migraines, along with their spouses or partners.
--Approx 41% of people with migraine and 23% of the spouses said the migraine sufferer would be a better parent if he or she did not suffer from migraines.
--Half of the migraineurs missed at least one family activity in the past month.
--One-third of the sufferers and 21% of their partners said migraines threatened their long-term financial security.
--The burden was worst among people with chronic migraine--defined as 15 or more headaches a month.
The sufferers see this happening and suffered from guilt, worry, and sadness--in addition to the debilitating pain and workplace issues.
If this affects you, revisit your medical condition--see what new approaches there may be. Your family is counting on you.