Spouses of Migraineurs Suffer Emotionaly Also!

We would like to hear from spouses of migraineurs.

Although spouses of migraine sufferers don't have the pain, aren't nauseous, and vomiting like their better half, make no mistake, it's a roller coaster ride just the same, isn't it?

This page isn't just going to be addressing spouses of migraine sufferers, but about anyone who has a loved one, and they have to watch the pain and suffering that they go through with migraine headaches.

I was sitting in a headache clinic office one day, and a woman made a comment to me that I had never gave much thought to. She said she admired me and the older generation for staying with our spouses.

Her words were, the younger generation will leave their spouses if their migraines get to bad. Although I wouldn't like to believe that, we had an appointment with a doctor one day, and a young woman was crying. She said that her boyfriend was leaving her because of her migraines. That sucks, doesn't it?

Statistics say that about 5% of spouses leave because of their better halves migraines. Out of 28,000,000 in the USA, that could end up with a significant number of divorces just because of migraines.

This roller coaster ride could be from a child that has migraines to a Dad, Mom, Brother, or Sister. If you're a spouse of a chronic migraineur, both of your lives are on hold.

Of course I know migraine sufferers that have mild to moderate migraines, and life isn't so bad with these migraines. But I also know migraineurs that have become hermits because of their migraines.

Wouldn't you agree that the most frustrating feeling when a loved one has a migraine, is a feeling of hopelessness? I'm used to fixing anything that my wife needs fixed, but I can't fix a migraine. You can't take your loved ones pain away.

What can spouses of migraineurs do?

  • Support is number one. Let your loved one know that you're right beside of them, no matter what.
  • No matter where you are, if your loved one says they feel a migraine coming, take them home. Let them go to bed, you find a hot or cold water bottle, and give it to them. Don't make a sound, for that makes the head hurt worse, but you already know that.
  • Migraine sufferers shy away from many things that non migraineurs never give though to. If you want your loved one to go somewhere, and they don't want to go, bite your lip, and try not to say anything, because they know what's best for their headaches. It definitely doesn't mean that they don't want to be with you.
  • Find a forum online support group, and join them, or leave comments below. That's also a good place to find some helpful information. Also, do your part in finding some help for the migraine sufferer.

I've spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours finding information, many hours on our computer, driving thousands of miles, finding doctors, going to pick up medicine, and I still don't think I've done enough.

Spouses of migraineurs each have their own guidelines when it comes to helping their loved ones.

One thing we will say to spouses of migraineurs is to hang in there, and one day there will be a ray of sunshine over our heads instead of the clouds, when our loved ones headache and migraines are put on hold.

Below, we would love to hear from migraine sufferers, or another member of the family of a migraine sufferer. Tell migraine sufferers what your loved one does to help.

Let us see pictures of your loved ones, your children, even your pets. We want a whole page filled up, then you can book mark the page, and visit often. Every bit of hands on information is helpful. So spouses of migraineurs, Dads, Moms, Sisters, Brothers, Aunts, and Uncles, join in, and tell us anything you want to about you or your loved ones migraines.

Thanks for reading.

Home page from spouses of migraineurs Our last page is info for migraineurs, ans our first page was on migraine books.

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For our Migrane sufferers that may want to seek additional help other than information, there's many products to choose from on Amazon to relieve that headache. You'll be surprised as to how many products are designed for headache relief, from medicine to pillows and so forth. 

Look at the products below and read the reviews. They are all sold on Amazon for  

Even pillows for migraines help tremendously when the pain originates from the neck area. Herbs and Vitamins such as the ones mentioned above are helpful for some sufferers. Most are very inexpensive, and you may find something that will work for your type of headache. All can be found by searching Amazons many headache products. 

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