Struggles with Daily Life

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Sorry it’s been a few days since my last post, I had to have a procedure on my back and was in a lot of pain and also have been suffering from a lot of migraines too. So I thought this topic would be perfect.

The many struggles that come with migraines are so long to list. Having to deal with the pain, and dealing with lights and brightness as well as dealing with everyday life can be a daily struggle, at least for me it is.

I have severe back pain and I was actually told by my neurologist that a lot of people who suffer from migraines suffer from some form of back pain too. So dealing with pain whether it’s pain from the migraines or my back pain is a daily struggle/nightmare for me.

Just doing daily chores, cleaning or laundry can be a daunting task or at least it is for me. I find it so difficult to do anything when I have my severe migraines. Sometimes I can barely get up to go to the bathroom. That’s why I have tried to make my apartment migraine friendly if you will. So when I do get migraines I can still somewhat function. When I get migraines or headaches I suffer from super light sensitivity, but because my apartment is dark  I can still function and get up.  That’s why I say It’s how we deal with it and manage which is key. I have found a way over the last 7 years to live with it, and this is just 1 of the ways how I manage. It’s not easy, but it’s manageable.

Depending on my day, if I have just a bad headache or a super bad migraine, I try to take advantage of the days I’m feeling good, which are very few. When I have these good days I do as much as I can within reason because I know on my bad days I won’t be able to do much of anything.

On the days I have a bad headache, I try to do less strenuous things, things that won’t cause my headache to turn into a migraine like doing the laundry or the dishes etc.  Anything relaxing that wont cause my headaches to turn into a migraine.

I know when I have a headache or don’t have a headache and I exercise or do vacuuming or any heavy cleaning like that it will give me a migraine within a few minutes, so I must have my fiancé help me do the heavy cleaning like vacuuming now. Sometimes we just have to admit we need help and that’s okay.

I know for those of you that suffer from these migraines and have kids it’s probably ten times harder, and I can’t even imagine going through this and having kids. But again I would only say it’s okay to ask for help & don’t push your self. I don’t have kids so that’s all I can add unfortunately.


The biggest thing I do to get through my days are to take it slow and pace my self, and don’t push my self because that’s when I will get more migraines. Stress causes migraines so the less stress the less migraines.

I hope this information has helped, but like I said just do what you can do and don’t push your self no matter what anyone tells you. You and only you knows what your body can do.  Don’t let anyone tell you what to do, its your body and your decision. 

 

Thanks for reading 😀

 

*Disclaimer* I’m not a Doctor or health care professional, I’m just writing about my experiences and offering advice.

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Lisa Wilson

I’m 33 years old and have been suffering from Chronic Migraines for 7 years. I have had migraines all my life, the first one was when I was in 4th grade, and as I got older they got worse. My migraines turned into chronic migraines 7 years ago and have become so debilitating that I can no longer work or have much of a social life. Bright lights and fluorescent lights are a major trigger, so I have to wear dark sunglasses most of the time. Because of that, I can no longer work, go shopping or be outside for a long time. Over the last 7 years I’ve learned how to live with this disease. Many people don’t understand the pain & sickness because Chronic Migraines are a silent disease. I get migraines 3-4 times a day, I loose my vision, and get very nauseous and confused. The only thing I can do when this happens is take my medications and sleep. I’ve been trying to get disability for 7 years now & had no luck. The problem with this illness is because you can’t see it like a broken arm or leg etc. Everyone thinks it’s not a big deal. Unless you have experienced this, many will never understand. To be honest, I wouldn’t want them to. This disease is a nightmare and wouldn’t want anyone else to go through this. I have suffered so long and am still suffering, that I have depression now. After 7 years I have learned a lot of information and tricks, and that’s what I want to share. My goal is to help others get through this day by day, because I understand what your going through. I understand the excruciating pain, the times where you don’t want to move your head because it feels like a cement block. I understand all the times people have passed you off because they think your exaggerating or being lazy. I understand all those times the doctors have just given up on you. I have had countless tears over the last 7 years. I have a great family and I try and get by with what I have and that’s what’s important. If I could I would start a charity or organization for people with Chronic Migraines so we wouldn’t have to rely on the government when we simply cannot work because the moment we start a job within 10 min we would have a migraine. I sympathize with all of you. I have been through it all. I’ve tried many treatments and medications and tried many natural ways to help. I’ve learned a lot over the last 7 years and I want to share and help others in need as much as I can. I want to share what has worked and what hasn’t, Tricks that make the headaches and migraines get better, and information on migraines and the different types of migraines. My mission is I want to help others that suffer like I do. If I help 1 person that will be enough for me. God Bless

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