You can see from the timeline chart how much time can be invested in a migraine. Attacks are easily multi day events. So when considering Chronic Migraine is 15 or more attacks a month, you’re easily losing almost every single day. Prodrome and postdrome phases can be unbelievably debilitating. These are not just headaches, migraine is a neurological event. Chronic Migraine positions your neurological system into a continuous “fight or flight;” it becomes hypersensitive.
I remember realizing this was happening to me in ~2010.
While working as a nurse, my coworker would call to me to get my attention. It would often startle me (I felt like a cat jumping, clawing into the ceiling, hair sticking on end. Lol).
It was confusing and baffling. A laid-back chick all my life, I had NEVER been so easy to startle. My nervous system was starting to fray and go into a state of constant overdrive. Too many, many migraines.
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