Teri Robert over on Migraine.com posted a great post today that highlights ten of the most important facts about migraine. As I discussed two months ago, explaining what migraine disease is and how it affects us is essential if we want our friends and loved ones to understand what we go through on a daily basis. Unfortunately, explaining migraine isn’t always an easy thing to do.
Teri’s “10 Things I Want to Share About Migraine” is a sort of cheat sheet for those conversations. Here’s an excerpt:
“1. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Although the cause and pathophysiology of the disease is not yet fully understood, current research indicates that it’s caused by genetics and overly sensitive neurons in the brain that fire in a wave when someone with Migraine disease encounters a Migraine trigger. At this time, there is no cure for Migraine disease. 2. According to the World Health Organization, a severe Migraine attack can be as disabling as quadriplegia.” (For more, read the full post here.)
I’m going to print out Teri’s post and hand it to my husband the next time he asks me to explain migraine. Does anyone have any other facts they feel should be included that Teri left out?