One of the hardest things about migraines, besides the debilitating pain, is the isolation that comes from feeling like no one understands what you're going through. That was certainly my experience, especially when I was in high school and college. When you have to tell people over and over again that you can't go to school or hang out or function, you inevitably feel judged by those who think you're exaggerating or, worse, making it up.
That's why I'm thankful that the WebMD series, In Their Own Words, hosted by Robin Roberts is focusing on telling the story of migraines from it's chronic, debilitating effects, to how it can impact relationships.
Do yourself a favor and take some time out of your day to watch the segments. It won't necessarily teach you anything new, but it's great to hear other people's stories. It's also a great piece to share with those around you in an effort to educate them on what you're going through.
Check out the multi segment series on WebMD here.
And don't miss great introduction to the WebMD piece on Good Morning America. I'm particularly excited about this piece because GMA has such an incredible reach, which is instrumental in getting more and more people to understand the incredibly debilitating nature of migraines.
Let me know what you think of the pieces!