WHICH MIGRAINE TREATMENT TO CHOOSE?
When you get migraine everyone, I mean everyone, has an opinion as to what you should do. They’re only too pleased to tell you about the one true thing that they believe will fix you.
Because it worked for them. Or for the woman down the road. Or their hairdresser’s cousin.
They share it with you with absolute conviction.
They say it with kindness.
Their intentions are good.
But, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for someone else.
Just for the record, I’m not talking about the ones who think you should ‘just buck yourself up’. We’ll sweep those charmers to one side through a door marked “Thanks but no thanks”.
WHERE DOES ALL THIS WELL-MEANING ADVICE LEAVE YOU?
Feeling overwhelmed? Bamboozled?
For example, should you…
- Go to bed early
- Don’t eat wheat
- Don’t sleep late
- Don’t eat sugar
- Just relax!!
It can be especially frustrating if you’ve followed the advice and none of it’s worked for you. If that leaves you feeling unsure what to do next, you are not alone.
Break Out of Gridlock
So, how do you break out of the gridlock of overwhelming treatment advice?
Perhaps a more purposeful place to start isn’t to ask: ‘which treatment?’ but instead to reflect on how this mystifying condition impacts you and your life.
What is it that you’d love to change?
Sometimes the answer leaps straight into mind. Other times it can be surprisingly less clear.
Not least because when we’ve lived with something for a long time it’s harder to see the wood for the trees. Things become ‘the norm’, even when they’re not.
For me, I knew how much I project-managed my life around migraine. But, I only truly appreciated how much I did that ‘job’- almost without thinking – now that migraine is no longer always on my mind.
Often it’s only in hindsight can we really see how things were.
One the face of it, that seems like an easy question to answer. But, sometimes it’s tougher than it looks. If you’d like help in finding your answer to this question, I’m here to help. Simply request your free call with me.