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June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month.
Migraine is NOT just a headache. It is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people; adults and children worldwide.
According to American Migraine Foundation, “For more than 90% of those affected, migraine interferes with education, career and social activities.” This is very true in my case. On top of dystonia, I have had to stop working because of the unpredictability of this condition. Lately, I have devoted my time on writing, connecting with advocates and spreading awareness about chronic health condition, including migraine.
While headache is the most common symptoms during a migraine attack, According to Association of Migraine Disorders, Migraine is a full body disorder.
“While this is the typical classification for migraine disease, we at AMD recognize that migraine is a complex neurological disease with symptoms well beyond a headache. Migraine can impact the entire nervous system. This means people may experience symptoms in various parts of their body. One may think these widespread symptoms are not related but in fact, migraine could be the underlying cause.“
Migraine is NOT just a headache. It is imperative that we understand what migraine is, how it affects people, and how we can help and spread awareness, this is the reason why I jumped on board with Shades for Migraine Campaign. On June 21st, show you care, and join hundreds of people worldwide by wearing your shades for migraine in support of friends and family who live with this debilitating condition.