Some migraine sufferers wait in worry or fear of when the next migraine attack will surface. So even during symptom-free periods, people with chronic migraines may curb their activities, eat cautiously or be on edge in anticipation of a painful episode. This also has a negative effect throughout a person’s life.
A 1995 Swedish study compared people with migraines to those without migraines. The migraine sufferers – even between attacks – had more:
- Emotional distress
- Disturbed contentment
- Less vitality
- Problems sleeping
There are many options to get help for living with migraines, from migraine doctors to joining a patient support group. If you feel you are experiencing a migraine crisis, be sure to seek help from a counselor or the emergency room.