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Migraine Savvy Monthly Newsletter Issue 26 May 16th 2014 Migraine: Pain in the Arse!
May 16, 2014

Migraine Pain: Pain in the Arse!

May 2014 – Issue 26 – Pain and More Pain

The Continuing Pursuit for Migraine Elimination and Pain Reduction

Once again, it has been ages since I sent out an email and I do apologise. I have been writing all about being resilient with migraines and, well today I just feel like saying they are a pain in the arse! I am writing to you to have a good old whinge, because I know you totally understand xoxo

Sometimes it is just hard to be positive isn't it.

Pain in the Asset

I just stressed myself out so much with moving house recently, that I have shingles. I am told it’s like adult chickenpox and quite severe. I just thought it was another migraine! Left sided pain, my eye swelled up. Same old, same old, I thought. But I got a lot of breakthrough pain that I have not been getting in a while.

So, after the welts showed up over the swollen eye, I took myself off to the hospital assuming it was an allergic reaction. NOOOO. As I mentioned the migraine pain to the ER doctor, did she say, oh would you like something for the migraine pain? Noooo.

What is surprising me is that people around me are replying, oh that’s painful … shingles …. I want to scream “but have you ever had a migraine????!!!!!"

Migraines are like an extreme sport – they are not for sissies. But how often they get dismissed, even now in my life. I have just been amazed at people’s responses over the years, and this is no different. Why do I keep expecting other people to understand the intensity of my migraine pain?

On second thought I would like to focus on just how resilient we migraine sufferers truly are. This painful condition that we deal with each day changes our lives. Migraines are a pain in the ass. There I said it again! Having relentless chronic pain changes what we once knew as a life full of adventure into something completely different.

If the something different evolves into a more empowered place, with better boundaries and us knowing ourselves better, well all is good. We do learn our triggers and eventually we learn what works. And over time we learn what works even better. In an ideal world, I can hear you saying.

If you are feeling down or in a place of despair due to your migraine attacks, chronic or not, please believe in your own inner strength. Your body may be struggling and disabled, but your will and your soul and your heart are not. They are strong, courageous, and your mind by its very nature will continue to look for solutions for you.

Perseverance and patience can become our virtues as migraine sufferers. We can be empowered by knowledge and making better choices in all areas of our lives. We just have to keep moving forward regardless of how much of a pain in the ass the migraines are.

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Remember that your contribution will help others too! We are not in this alone, even though it feels like it most of the time. Our stories and input can help each other. For example, I heard about Naramig from a Shiatsu patient of mine, not my doctor or any of the specialists I had seen!

I'd Love to Hear From You

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In the Spotlight this Month

I don't know where I would be without my ice packs. It's the second thing I grab after my early warning symptoms tell me to take my medications. I can spend up to 10 days straight in migraine, and the ice just soothes the neck pain, eye pain, forehead pain ... Thank God for ice packs I say!

I thinks it is important to find a way to reduce stress in your life and tension in your body. Body, mind, spirit ... remember to nurture every level. Having good body awareness will help with treating your migraines.

Did You Know

Did you know that I offer telephone counseling around the world via Skype video or via telephone with vCita conferencing?

That's right, from the privacy and comfort of your own home you can get professional counseling from me. I have an online booking system to make it even easier to schedule a session. So, you can contact me anytime on-line, book in anytime 24/7, and we will talk as soon as possible.

Free Counseling Sessions

I am moving to Queensland soon so I will be doing some free consultations after I get settled for a while to test out my new system. Let me know if you are interested and we can make some arrangements.

The next issue is: Issue 27 – TBA

Stay tuned for more Migraine Savvy Pain Prevention Tips and updates .... or send in some of your own and I will publish them.

I hope you ENJOYED this issue of Surviving Chronic Migraine!

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And before I forget!

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I wish you a happy and Migraine FREE Life full of fun and adventure, and or peace and tranquility should you desire that too. Talk to you soon.

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