Migraines & Chronic Headaches

Headaches and migraines are the biggest reason for people seeing a neurologist.
Migraines are the 3rd most common illness in the world affecting roughly 1 in 7 people. They are more common that diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. 

Severe migraines attacks are classed by the World Health Organisation as the most disabling illness which and be comparable to dementia, quadriplegia and psychosis.

Every day in the UK 190,000 will have a migraine.

It is though the migraines have a genetic basis.

I have Chronic Daily Headaches (including Orthostatic Headaches) alongside Chronic Migraines. Migraines are classed as 'chronic' when you have 15 or more migraines a month.

I've gotten so used to having headaches/migraines now even though they're never pleasant and am thankful for the days where I only have a mild headache/migraine or even better no headache or migraine at all. 
Sometimes they just sit there in the background and other times I can barely function and I just have to lay in a dark and quiet room with constant nausea and pain both in my head and in my body and any movement or pressure can increase the pain or make me vomit.

With my migraines I mostly have Migraines with an Aura which are migraines with visual symptoms/hallucinations as well as typical migraine symptoms.

I also have a rare type of migraine called Hemiplegic Migraines.

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