Chronic Migraines


Chronic migraines can be very hard to deal with, and be a very disabling condition. It’s knowing if you have chronic migraines or not is key.

You can have a low frequency episodic migraine (10 headache days per month) or a high frequency migraine 10-14 headache days per month) determining what you have is key.

Keeping a headache/migraine diary is very important to keep track of how many migraines you are getting so you can determine if you are having chronic migraines and what kind of frequency they are at. This is something that your doctor will ask you to do as well.

If you have more than 15 headache days a month over the course of a 3 month period of which 8 are migraines without medication overuse then you probably are suffering from chronic migraines. If this is happening you definitely need to see a neurologist or a doctor to get checked out.

It’s very important if your having headache or migraine attack’s frequently to see a neurologist. It’s very important to be assessed by a doctor to make sure you don’t have any serious illnesses or underlying condition or disease.

There are many risk factors for chronic migraines here is a list of some :

  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Pain disorders

There are probably many more these are just some of what I have.


Treatment for chronic migraines consists of a variety of things and it’s a personal preference on what route you want to go. Preventative medications and medications that you take when you get the migraine which they call acute medications are very important to treating your migraines.

You and your doctor can make what choice is right for you. Avoiding medication overuse is very important because you can get rebound migraines which is very painful.

Non-medication preventative treatments that you can try are behavioral therapy, ice packs, avoiding your triggers such as caffeine, cheese, alcohol, chocolate etc., and addressing your risk factors.

Avoiding your triggers is very important, caffeine, alcohol and light sensitivity are my major triggers so that was the first thing I had to change.

Everybody has different triggers because everybody is different you just have to figure out what your triggers and risk factors are.

Dealing with chronic migraines can be very hard, but it’s finding the right doctor and the right medications and the right treatment.

If you are dealing with chronic migraines talk to your doctor you don’t have to live in pain, there is treatment options.

Any questions please let me know 😁

*Disclaimer* I am not a medical professional, my advice is based off of personal experience.

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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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