Migraines: Not Just Another Headache

  • Опубликовано: 18 мар 2014
  • If you've never had a migraine, you might think it's just a really bad headache. But if you've ever had them, or you know someone who does, you know that they're much worse -- and much more complicated -- than that. Hank explains the biology behind this disorder of the central nervous system, and how it can be treated.
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    Sources:
    www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/basics/definition/con-20026358
    www.migrainetrust.org/factsheet-migraine-what-is-it-10504
    www.lef.org/protocols/health_concerns/migraine_03.htm
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    umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/migraine-headaches
    www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/10/what-not-to-say-to-people-with-migraine_n_4745863.html

Комментарии • 3 133

  • TidalPopcorn75
    TidalPopcorn75 4 дня назад

    got an ad for doctors who specialize in migraines...

  • Jacob
    Jacob 7 дней назад

    Oh Jesus if I had to choose between working for an entire year non stop or having a migraine I'd pick work all year

  • Wicket Kitten
    Wicket Kitten 11 дней назад +1

    I suffer from mirgranes for about 5 years now.
    My worst trigger is my mental health. I also suffer from bpd and my physical and psychological well beeing is direktly linked.
    Have to send your video to my bf so he will understand, migraines are not like his usual "headache after a heavy night out"

  • Tim L
    Tim L 12 дней назад

    If it is caused by a sharp drop in serotonin why does MDMA not cause migraine?

  • Jasper Stevens
    Jasper Stevens 12 дней назад

    I had a five day headache with photosensetivity and nausea and was told it was sinuses 👌🏻

  • vf fa
    vf fa 12 дней назад +1

    Aura migraine... You will vomit and then you will want to smash your head into a wall so you can go unconscious... Ahh... I love it

  • ted myrick
    ted myrick 14 дней назад

    i get these aura an they a have a panic attack i get them months apart but once had them back to back days I've had maybe 8-12 the last three years. I have terrible headaches and drink a lot cola and i'm on methadone maintenance

  • DeathbyPixels
    DeathbyPixels 19 дней назад

    When I get a migraine, I always get a bunch of big black spots in my vision, peaking around noon-ish and giving me tunnel vision, then disappearing as the pain sets in and I am out for the day. Luckily, they only last for a day.

  • Kendall Kotcher
    Kendall Kotcher 21 день назад

    When I got my first migraine it was so bad I didn’t know what it was so my workplace had to call 911. All my vitals were fine so they didn’t know what it was either (which I find troubling...)
    It started with an aura. I realized I couldn’t see one of my campers across the field so I sat out. Then I realized I couldn’t see the campers sitting directly next to me. Then I started to get an extremely bad headache. Then my whole left side of the body went numb and that’s when I freaked out 😔when EMS couldn’t figure it out, I went to the doctor and they immediately knew what it was-although after driving there I ended up puking... I didn’t even know it ran in my family. Just not fun 😂

  • Kitty Mckenzie
    Kitty Mckenzie 23 дня назад

    I get aura, then I get mine .. I get them rarely .. but they are sooo bad I have to go to hospital

  • Jihyo Twice •o•
    Jihyo Twice •o• 23 дня назад

    I lost vison during my migraine

  • M as in Mike
    M as in Mike 24 дня назад

    I'd recommend laying down in complete darkness, and try to fall asleep. Works for me.

  • Liz Armstrong
    Liz Armstrong 25 дней назад

    This was the video I was looking for I had one before I thought I was taking a stroke

  • Selene Ardens
    Selene Ardens 29 дней назад

    Can you guys explain Rorschach tests (Ink blots)? Do they really tell you anything about your personality or just bull?

  • That Girl
    That Girl Месяц назад

    Turns out I had my first migraine yesterday. It was mild though, which I didn't know migraines could be. But since I'll probably have more in the future I'm very worried I'll have bad ones.

  • The83rdTrombonist
    The83rdTrombonist Месяц назад

    I need a video on cluster headaches. I get migraines but cluster headaches... I'd take a migraine any day over one of those

  • Trine418
    Trine418 Месяц назад

    I once had a migraine with a lot of symptoms like a stroke. I experienced numbness in the right side of my body, slurred speech, and I could no longer write textmessages on my phone ( I couldn't recognise the letters). I got extremely scared because I was sure something was seriously wrong with my brain, and I went to the doctor. After 4-5 hours with nausea and extreme headache I would vomit and all of a sudden all symptoms were gone. So glad the doctor was able to correctly diagnose me immediately cause I was freaking out!

  • preClassic
    preClassic Месяц назад

    Oh no... this is why I had a migraine for three weeks until I started taking my SSRI again... oh no

  • Victoria Fosler
    Victoria Fosler Месяц назад

    When I get a migraine, I briefly have a sensation of euphoria, then I see auras for an unknown amount of time in which I run to sit down. The migraine then hits and I can do nothing but wait for the pain to make me pass out and hope I'm still functional when I come too. I've had them since puberty hit and they're more terrifying now that I'm in college and could strike at any time. Stay strong, fellow sufferers.

  • Thisnamestillsucks
    Thisnamestillsucks Месяц назад

    Smelling sweet things gives me a migraine.

  • Fuzzy_FoxAndFuzzy_Dog
    Fuzzy_FoxAndFuzzy_Dog Месяц назад

    Never had on

  • SaveTheCraig
    SaveTheCraig Месяц назад

    People say you get eye problems when you have a headache, but I usually don't. I always thought I was getting migraines all the time, but what if I'm not??? Most of the symptoms he really don't apply to me. Ok here's how my "migraines" go. It starts with my head hurting, then it gets worse and worse, until I can't be in a room with loud noises or bright lights. I go to my room, in complete darkness, and fall asleep. Sometimes I wake up and go throw up, but that's it. I sleep all day, and wake up and it's fine. Well most of the time at least. Sometimes I wake up and still feel like crap lol. Sometimes. But yeah. Some people have told me that it's linked to my eye sight. I need glasses because I have astigmatism. So when I go for a long time without them I get migraines. But I also got them when I wear them. Very frequently, actually. It's very weird. Since I got my glasses my migraines have gone down though. I get them less often. Wow this is probably the longest comment I've made. Probably a pain to read. Ok I'm done now. XD

  • Sydney Tonkin
    Sydney Tonkin Месяц назад

    So could antidepressants potentially treat migraines? Or rather prevent them?

    • Jason Paul
      Jason Paul Месяц назад

      Got prescribed 'Nortriptyline' which is marketed as one and it's the only thing I've ever used to suppress them almost entirely. Wasn't big on the idea at first but didn't have much a choice and it actually worked. Only bad thing is you need to keep taking them because if you stop for a week or so, the migraines will be back like normal and it takes days before it takes effect again.

  • e7seif
    e7seif Месяц назад

    About the "dark, quiet room"....This isn't always the case. I know I'm not the only person with migraines who seeks out distractions from what is otherwise a torturous nightmare. If I can, I will watch Netflix, browse the internet, listen to podcasts, or try to play simple games. If I can do these things with a loved one, all the better. (Because migraines, and the side effects of the powerful meds for them, can be scary.) Anything to keep from being left alone in a dark room with the pain. However, it can depend very much on the type of pain I'm having. I can even semi-function and complete simple chores if I'm having sharp, "bright" pain. The deep, grinding pain is the nightmare pain that really stops me, but I'll usually at least have a radio on low to focus on. Again, anything to not focus on the pain for even a moment here and there, is welcome. It's all still misery, and not fun like doing these things when not in pain, mind you.

  • Wazzlesmo
    Wazzlesmo Месяц назад

    I first got a migraine in the 6th grade and my leg and arm went numb and I couldn’t talk and my mom took me to the hospital because she thought that I was having a stroke

  • Sng Yi Long
    Sng Yi Long Месяц назад

    my migraine triggers when im in 1 relaxing spot(like when you wake up) and when i start walking my migraine some times drop me to the ground for a few secs and run away

  • Sng Yi Long
    Sng Yi Long Месяц назад

    you:My-Grain
    Google:Me-Grain

  • epsbandy
    epsbandy Месяц назад

    Can anyone really explain Cluster Migraines to me? My doctor thinks that's what I have, but isn't sure and my usual sources are somewhat vage.

  • Saritha Reddy
    Saritha Reddy Месяц назад

    Here's something sweet for all the migraines sufferers 🍫🍭🍬. You are strong and going great 💙

  • Jude Sir
    Jude Sir Месяц назад

    Both my parents have migrainesI learned todayTHE HARD WAY

  • Seliva Kim
    Seliva Kim Месяц назад

    it's hard to breathe too

  • Snxwman 1
    Snxwman 1 Месяц назад

    I was standing up and everything around me look black but only the center part that I can see what is that?

  • John Gil
    John Gil Месяц назад

    I just learned that I have been getting migraines all along-I knew because of the symptoms he mentioned. I thought I was going to die or something. what a relief!

  • Bagsdto75
    Bagsdto75 2 месяца назад

    This tought me alot about migraines

  • Ninjapro1477
    Ninjapro1477 2 месяца назад

    a thing that happens to me is after a long time of my sitting if i stand i start to see black then i feel some pain and start to lose balance but it only lasts a few seconds but this stopped happening to me a few months ago

  • Jesus
    Jesus 2 месяца назад

    I have migraines because of previous brain surgery(cured me from severe epilepsy). Luckily they're very rare for me, and I find that as a very small price to pay to save my life.

  • topumasum
    topumasum 2 месяца назад

    Please do a segment on asexual humans. Not asexual reproduction

  • TayTaylorslay
    TayTaylorslay 2 месяца назад

    I never get migraines. I actually also rarely get headaches. The only time I get headaches is after extreme emotions, like crying.

  • kashyap Nupur
    kashyap Nupur 2 месяца назад

    Medical cannabis helping migraines since the early ages

  • MiamiBoi
    MiamiBoi 2 месяца назад

    I realize this comment is a few years late, however someone who suffers from chronic migraines i appreciate this! Many are ignorant to what one REALLY is.

  • Titanic
    Titanic 2 месяца назад

    I've had a headache as worse as a migraine.. it felt like someone stabbing me in the head with 15 knifes.

  • DarkMirria1
    DarkMirria1 2 месяца назад

    I get migraines often. Result of past concussions. I sleep, take super motrin, hide out in a dark silent room for hours, even but ice packs and cold wet or damp cloths on my forehead and behind my neck. Still takes hours for it to go away, sometimes days. Joy.

  • Oliver Reid
    Oliver Reid 2 месяца назад

    Thankyou for this. I've had migraines my whole life, usually triggered by stress. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sometimes though, I've had the nausea & perceptual distortion (aura) phase, but without the blinding pain phase that usually succeeds it. In me, sounds get clipped, with things seeming to be underwater. My colour vision get seriously strange with everything looking like it's through a blue filter - skin tones get bizarre as people look purple. Reading or watching tv becomes difficult as I can't concentrate on the flow of information.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Migraines don't respond to the usual headache drugs, such as Opiods & Benzos. My experience has been significantly improved by two medications: Naramig (Serotonin Agonist) & Ketorolac (Anti-inflammatory).
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    One interesting fact: I get my migraines from my mum. She gets the pain headache behind her right eye & I always get mine behind my left eye. What this means, I've got no idea...

  • Megan Thompson
    Megan Thompson 2 месяца назад

    Migraines are one of the most painful thing a human can experience and when I get them I feel like rolling around on the floor screaming and when I get them I cannot lay in my bed and open my windows to get some fresh air otherwise my mom thinks my neighbors will think I'm being hurt

  • Jasmin
    Jasmin 2 месяца назад

    My migraine aura look like chunky flecks of glitter floating around the room and look real enough to touch. When I first got them I thought i'd lost my mind!

  • Jodi Henry
    Jodi Henry 2 месяца назад

    Am a migraine. Suffered and am a guy

  • Dylan Parr
    Dylan Parr 2 месяца назад

    Are they akin to cluster headaches at all or in any way? Has oxygen treatment or psilocin experimentation yielded any results whatsoever? I'm rather ill-informed on types of headaches and remedies/treatments.

  • Jeremiah Siwa
    Jeremiah Siwa 2 месяца назад

    Hello, I know a lot of people who had constant headaches and they were completely freed from them at the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG HelpCentre). It really helps and it’s been years since they had these headaches! Check them out!
    If you’re in the US, go on their website - www.universalusa.org
    Australia - www.uckg.org.au
    The UK - www.uckg.org
    New Zealand - www.uckg.co.nz/homenew.aspx
    South Africa - www.uckg.org.za

    If you need the details for any other place, feel free to search them up or contact them via their websites.

  • Mike Chambers
    Mike Chambers 2 месяца назад

    Triptan drugs (like Zomig and Imitrex) are effective for many.
    Mayo Clinic pioneered the the use of Botox injections in the scalp as a migraine preventative. These injection are administered every 90 days (around $4K per treatment). They are (in our experience) effective in reducing the frequency of migraine and the severity of breakthrough attacks.

  • Werewolf Werewolf
    Werewolf Werewolf 2 месяца назад

    When I see aura: Oh goodness I'm screwed

  • Opinionated Bastard
    Opinionated Bastard 2 месяца назад

    but how much protein is in semen ?

  • Crimson Rose
    Crimson Rose 2 месяца назад

    Before my migraine I get the Aura, and get off balance. During it, the Aura gets worse, the migraine sets in, I'll feel nauseous, and I become EXTREMELY sensitive to light and sound. I also tend to feel like I'm constantly going to pass out.
    After the migraine, I'm weak, and I get this lasting, pounding headache that gets worse when I move around.

  • Nicole Mo
    Nicole Mo 2 месяца назад

    Is red eyes a symptom too? I been having this headache for about 5 days now and my eyes have been red for the past 3.

  • Why Even Try?
    Why Even Try? 2 месяца назад

    I fainted during the school day,while running track.Before that I kept telling my self "only a few more hours!Only a few more hours!"

  • PizNey Works
    PizNey Works 2 месяца назад

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  • Aubrie Beshlian
    Aubrie Beshlian 2 месяца назад

    I slept off a migraine the other day, it was probably the best sleep I got.

  • Udita Kulkarni
    Udita Kulkarni 3 месяца назад

    And that hammering sensation. I am afraid of banging my head on a wall some day.

  • Connor Johnson
    Connor Johnson 3 месяца назад

    I get dizzy and vision is blurry during a migraine for me.

  • honey lavender bakery
    honey lavender bakery 3 месяца назад

    it's so freaking horrible. i usually get mine a week before my period begins, but not before every period, just some. i get mine in a three-stage process beginning with an aura, then headache, then nausea and vomiting. i always happen to get them at the worst possible moments as well... one time i got one during a weekend sleepaway camp and i was forced to go back to my room, turn off all the lights, and sit on the ground barfing into a tiny trashcan. i missed a ton of activities and felt really awful for making the camp staff tend to me...

  • Paula Szczepanski
    Paula Szczepanski 3 месяца назад

    I have one right now and I'm literally in tears. It's been days

  • Little Luma
    Little Luma 3 месяца назад

    Do you need to get diagnosed for migraines and if you do how do you get diagnosed?

  • hank green
    hank green 3 месяца назад

    hey this is amazing.. what he told is 100% true.. i am suffering from the migraine and also watching the video... mr Hank you didn't tell the cure for it im in a very bad situation.

  • Wolf
    Wolf 3 месяца назад

    Once my dumb ass teacher said ONLY OLD PEOPLE GET MIGRANES

  • cunning wolf
    cunning wolf 3 месяца назад

    I wish they would make a video on Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.

  • IIIIIawesIIIII
    IIIIIawesIIIII 3 месяца назад

    I am so glad and thankful that I don't have any headache-related problems!

  • Paiges 26
    Paiges 26 3 месяца назад

    My mom used to get migraines all the time and i didn't know how bad it was until i had one. It was my first one, it was so bad i started crying. I ended up crying myself to sleep.
    The end.

  • Dayne Close
    Dayne Close 3 месяца назад

    I get ocular migraines. All the symptoms of a normal migraine but with the added bonus of being completely blind. Fun stuff.

  • Rawabi Aljabbary
    Rawabi Aljabbary 3 месяца назад

    day 5 still hasn't gone away kill me please I can't even study form my midterms

  • Spring Willow
    Spring Willow 3 месяца назад

    My sister has had three migraines.... Now I'm terrified of them >~

  • İlhami Aslansoy
    İlhami Aslansoy 3 месяца назад

    I think I might be having migraines, I get headaches and after then I start to yawn more than normal.

  • asmRTPOP
    asmRTPOP 3 месяца назад

    I get both migraines and cluster headaches; used to only experience pain before either (although usually I’ve had STRONG cravings for acidic food the day or two before a cluster) but lately I developed a whole new symptom to my migraines...extreme nausea. So bad that I sometimes can’t get my migraine medication (OR anti nausea medication) into me. Migraines are horrific and I’ve been incapacitated before at work because of them. And it’s hard when you’re pale as a ghost, puking your brains out, and can barely see and people still think you’re exaggerating. It’s not an exaggeration and I’ve been hospitalized three times before in my life for these “headaches”. I’ve had them since I was 15 and I have wished every day since my first that my peers would just understand. Not to mention even if my medication takes the migraine away I get severe post-migraine exhaustion and “wooziness” so even if I’m not longer in pain and can function as a basic human being please understand no I don’t want to go to the movies or hang out or whatever-I just want to lay in a dark quiet room. Maybe with my cats if they behave. Oh and yeah it’s true that basically if you menstruate you’re boned-any day could be a hormonal “trigger”. My one for sure trigger is changes in air pressure but the rest is a mystery. Oh yeah! And I once blacked out during a migraine while driving (kept puking up my medication for it while at work so was sent home, and since nothing like this had happened to me with a migraine before I didn’t think it would be an issue).

  • thel vadamee
    thel vadamee 4 месяца назад

    This will sound weird but celery juice helps relieve some symptoms of a migraine works on mine.

  • Alex Veselak
    Alex Veselak 4 месяца назад

    Anybody else have dairy triggered migraines..? Haven’t eaten dairy in months and I’m doing great. When I do, I’m in bed for days with a migraine. Sounds extreme but it’s real.

  • lindsey brown
    lindsey brown 4 месяца назад

    Before I started taking an SSRI, my birth control actually gave me the WORSE migraines. I remember one time at work it started as me feeling tired, and then I felt my tooth hurting, and then I couldn’t type or move my fingers it was terrifying. I didn’t know it was serotonin related though. I thought it was because of blood pressure.

  • Food Ninja
    Food Ninja 4 месяца назад +1

    I had a migraine once, it lasted for about 3-4 days. I had a few after effects but not aura.

  • Susan Williams
    Susan Williams 4 месяца назад

    I have had persistent migrainous aura for a year and a half now, constantly, 24/7. It is a migraine aura all the time, and for me constant migraine level light sensitivity. It sucks just as much as you think and I am functionally vision impaired because of it. Using a screen reader right niw in fact

  • Izzy Paisey
    Izzy Paisey 4 месяца назад

    I get migraines pretty bad, they turn up pretty suddenly, i always lose vision, especially in my left eye (idk how to explain this just how it feels) and like im travel sick- any motion makes my brain and eyes feel awful, i get tingles all on my left side and left side only, even on my tongue in a really straight divide between tingles on the left and fine on the right, i also get a hell of a lot of pain and light and sound sensitivity, and a sore neck and back, i think it's quite food triggered e.g. msg or Chinese takeaway often make me feel pretty bad like this 😕

  • K. Smith
    K. Smith 4 месяца назад

    Had a miserable migraine several months ago while shopping. Started out as a headache in one side of my head and the pain spread to all my head and even my neck. Soon I lost the ability the move my hand, although I could still feel it when I would tap it. I felt sick to my stomach and my vision was slightly blurred. I couldn't talk right and every sound I heard was exaggerated and made the pain worse. I felt dizzy and exhausted and went to the hospital and called my doctor. Nothing but a migraine. As soon as I got home I felt so horribly and felt like I was about to get sick. I layed down, feeling very weak and feverish (it was 5pm) and slept through the night and ended up staying home the following day.

  • Jack Foster
    Jack Foster 4 месяца назад

    I suffer from true migraines. Have since I was a kid. THANK YOU for explaining it for everyone. People calling their headaches migraines is aggravating. You have no idea what they're really like unless you have them.

  • Win Abad
    Win Abad 4 месяца назад

    I came here because of 21 pilots

  • Bearenstien
    Bearenstien 4 месяца назад

    Great video, covers most of the topics I wanted to know. I would have liked to know why certain people have migraines more often, and if it is possibly related at all to depression. I personally get mid-severity migraines very often, usually 2-4 times in a week. Taking certain supplements seems to help prevent and treat them... for a month I had been taking some Vitamin C supplements that also had some other antioxidants and a bunch of other stuff, and for a while, even after I had ran out, I had reduced migraines, and the ones that I had were less severe. It was only for about a week, though. One trigger that I have for migraines that wasn't mentioned seems to be skin irritations and acne. Sometimes, when feel a rash or a pimple, I get a migraine. Wierd.

  • Sara Jeon
    Sara Jeon 4 месяца назад

    Im starting to feel my migraine coming. I should get my period tomorrow. fml why does this happen nearly everytime lately

  • Christopher Zamarripa
    Christopher Zamarripa 4 месяца назад

    I've experienced migraines since as far back as I can remember. Maybe about ten years old. Everything in this video has hit me, except the vomiting. Light is my worst enemy, though. Migraines are the worst!!

  • Existential
    Existential 4 месяца назад

    I had a bad one today... some woman gave me £14 of change and it took me 3 attempts to count it. From there i knew i was doomed.

  • Adam Brown
    Adam Brown 4 месяца назад

    My worst one I experienced an aura vomiting slurred speech dizziness and they tested me for meningitis

  • Adam Brown
    Adam Brown 4 месяца назад

    This video is spot on!

  • Kayoz Dadyburjor
    Kayoz Dadyburjor 4 месяца назад +1

    When I get a migraine and I even get the slightest smell of food I instantly vomit

    • Cinnamon Bun
      Cinnamon Bun 4 месяца назад

      I have aversion to smell as well. Mine ALWAYS end in vomiting so I stay by a toilet the whole time, but the thing is, the smell of the cleaning products we use on our toilet seem extra strong when I have one and it just makes me feel sicker.

  • Hcom3
    Hcom3 4 месяца назад

    I once had a migraine last about 18 hours 4 Excedrin 3 doses of my migraine medicine later its over.

  • Reeyana Douglas
    Reeyana Douglas 4 месяца назад

    I had migraines for a whole week!!! And I had aura....

  • Matthew Riley
    Matthew Riley 4 месяца назад

    I got 3 of them
    The first one was last June a few days before my birthday, terrible time, I know
    The second one happened at around 5AM last August when I was at Disney world, YES ANOTHER TERRIBLE TIME.
    Then the third one happened a few months ago, but this time no vomit
    I’m just lucky all these headaches happened during the season of summer instead of during the school year

  • Pixx
    Pixx 4 месяца назад

    I had a migraine once a couple years ago...I was couch-ridden for three days. 😩

  • Lexi Cox
    Lexi Cox 4 месяца назад

    Yeah, a Migraine won't stop until you get the worst of it. You can have a migraine for hours to days. It sucks.

  • Kermit the Frog's Stepson
    Kermit the Frog's Stepson 4 месяца назад

    The first and only so far migraine I've gotten just felt like a normal headache though one of my eyes felt blocked by colors.

  • Bleeding Rose
    Bleeding Rose 4 месяца назад

    my mom and my older sister has had minegrains but my mom hasnt had one in a long time and i have never had one and im thankful that i havent tbe school and work system would probably be like "walk it off ya wimp" so im definetly glad that i dont get them

  • Cyntaria
    Cyntaria 4 месяца назад

    My migraines leave me bed ridden and too nauseous to eat anything. I'm surprised I didn't have one this month. Some months I get 5 minimum.

  • rnrsimon12
    rnrsimon12 4 месяца назад

    When I get migraines I vomit when I have bad ones ):

  • Hosj commonmexicanname
    Hosj commonmexicanname 4 месяца назад

    I had one once... morphine barely helped

  • JohnstasBACK
    JohnstasBACK 4 месяца назад

    This may sound silly but...... heartbreak trigggers my migraine. My migraine is so bad I had to quit my job and drop out of school a semester. That was 2 years ago and then I was living peacefully. But then I broke up with another girlfriend and what do you know the migraines have returned. She hasn’t been my girlfriend for a few months now but we’re still friends and any time we argue or get into a debate or beef I get migraines. Funny how love can be deadly, but after all love makes life worth living.

  • The Coolest Corgi
    The Coolest Corgi 5 месяцев назад

    The first migraine I got was the morning of a marching band competition... so that was fun

  • Alacrana Amorosa
    Alacrana Amorosa 5 месяцев назад

    He explains it so cool! Thank you!