Migraineur Life: Worrying About “What Ifs”


Migraines are a persistent type of headache. They cause throbbing and pulsing head pain felt moderately or severely. Migraineurs often dread the next migraine attack and live with “what ifs.” 

  • What if I did not lose my last job because of chronic migraines?
  • What if I can’t do all the things I wanted because I have migraines?
  • I need help. What if I can’t find someone who understands what I am going through?
  • What if I did not miss out on many significant family gatherings?
  • Nothing works anymore. What if I have to deal with my migraines forever? 

It’s natural for migraineurs to have these feelings. People who deal with chronic migraines (at least 15 migraine days out of 30 days a month) would be overwhelmed with such a burden. It is a serious matter, indeed. People would typically seek out safe, effective, and long-lasting ways of getting rid of their migraines. Is there such a method that exists today? Yes, there is! We will talk about that later. First, let’s improve our mindset by applying these few helpful tips. 


Keeping the Optimism While Dealing with Migraines

If anyone struggles with a severe health problem and can’t find effective ways of solving their issues, they tend to practice self-pity and become depressed. Often, their negative thoughts would consume their minds, and they would begin asking many what-if questions. Here are three useful ways you can counter this negative mindset:

  • Maintain A Positivity Or Gratitude Journal

At the end of your day, before your sleep, you can do something meaningful. Start writing at least three things that you are thankful for. It can be anythingan event, a mindset, a breakthrough, an achievement, or a discovery. Even on a bad day, you can still write down nice things such as your family’s full support or receiving a call from your friend that you can always count.

On good days, write a quick thought about your achievement for the day. You are writing these things down so they can help you look back when you need to and remember that you are productive, mentally and emotionally healthy, and ready to face your future challenges. 

This journal can rewire your brain. It can also make your mindset more positive and focused on finding what is right instead of the bad in anything. This method helps you strengthen your mind.

  • Focus on Others, Not Yourself

Your current health condition may be a real formidable challenge to deal with, for sure. Also, migraines may hinder you from doing what you always wanted to do daily. It can interfere with your work, daily chores, hangouts with your friends, and other personal stuff.

However, you can still do meaningful things even if you have migraines, such as helping other people with migraines or spending time with your family to let them know how you can be there for them. For example:

  • Help others. Make them smile and feel remembered. 
  • Do something fun with your friends, family, or colleagues.
  • Post a positive note of encouragement on social media.
  • Help a neighbor that you’ve known for so long.
  • Call old friends and catch up with the latest positive developments in their lives.

Remember to write down what you did each day, what plans came into fruition, etc. You can think of many other ways you can touch other people’s lives. The more good things you think about and the more things you get done would mean less stress and a reduction in your migraines.

  • Never Lose Hope

Numerous people may have already resigned themselves to the idea of enduring a lifetime in dealing with migraines. Some may think that no solution exists to help them with their migraine pain. A person who has given up hope may turn to depression and even despair. As a result, they may stop looking for other alternatives or solutions altogether. Many migraine patients may no longer be open to the idea that the next method they try may work for them, this time. Please know that there is always a way, a natural and long-lasting method of getting relief from migraine pain.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Migraines

Upper cervical chiropractic care found a lot of success in helping migraines and headache patients through precise and gentle adjustments to their upper neck. Studies discovered that migraines and a misalignment in the upper cervical spine’s top bones have a connection. Why do misalignments in the neck even occur? It can happen due to any of the following reasons:

  • Car accidents
  • Sporting injuries
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Head and neck trauma and injuries
  • Slipping, sliding, tripping, and falling incidents

If you've never tried upper cervical chiropractic care before, you may be missing out on an opportunity to find some or even significant real relief from your migraine pain. Some migraine patients experience complete resolution of their migraines symptoms, thanks to upper cervical chiropractic.

You can contact an upper cervical chiropractor in your area to learn more about this natural, non-invasive, and precise method to experience fewer or less severe migraines potentially. Remember, there is always hope for everybody!

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