Living with Migraine Part 2

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Migraine often occurs for the first time in your teens or early 20s. It is most common in the 30 to 40 age group. At least 90% of people with migraine experience a first attack before the age of 40. Generally it is true that migraine improves as we get into our 50s and 60s. Studies show 40% of people with migraine no longer have attacks by the age of 65. Before the menopause, three times as many women as men have migraine. After 60, when hormonal factors are less likely to play a role, twice as many women as men have migraine.

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Behavioural treatments help people with migraine address lifestyle factors to improve migraine management. Some behavioural treatments that have evidence showing they reduce migraine frequency include the following. Let’s look at some treatment options for migraine :

  • Relaxation Training – Daily relaxation practice help you achieve a physical and mental state of calm and reduce migraine attacks.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Teaches you how to break this cycle to produce a better outcome. Core beliefs like nothing I do matters. Intermediate beliefs like I can’t manage my condition. Situations like running late, no time to eat, missed the bus. Thought like will lose my job, will get the worst attack. Outcome like pushing through at work, skip meal, stressed and anxious etc. These all can be dealt by CBT.
  • Biofeedback Training – Provides instant information so you can observe and modify your body’s reaction to stress.

There are many ways to find a psychologist who can provide these treatments : Ask your doctor for a referral.

Reference : https://americanheadachesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Behavioral-Migraine.png

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Ryn says:

    Omg wow this is really interesting

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post Ryn. It’s not easy, but training yourself to think positively will help give you the strength you need to manage your condition and enjoy a good quality of life. Rather than being hard on yourself or dwelling on what you can’t change, see each obstacle as a chance to prove yourself and your capabilities. You’ve got this!

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      1. Ryn says:

        Wow I have never thought about it in that way thank you for opening my eyes to the truth 😊

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome.

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      3. Ryn says:

        Honestly thank you so much and if you want to have a look I am just about to post

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      4. GS says:

        Sure thing.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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  2. the greatvincent says:

    Thanks for the advice the only refferal I want is straight to alcohol just to celebrate

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    1. GS says:

      Not a good way of managing migraines.

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  3. Migraines are awful. I get them regularly

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    1. GS says:

      Oh Kelly. Listen to your body. In time, you will learn how to listen to your body and know when it’s best to spend the day at home.
      Taking time out to hide in a dark room for a few days or weeks doesn’t mean you’re weak or a quitter. Everyone needs time to rest. Taking time to yourself is the only way for you to recharge and come back stronger.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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      1. Always a pleasure to share your posts with followers, Dear! Hope you are having a great weekend!
        xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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      2. GS says:

        🙏🏼🙏🏼

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