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How can migraines affect relationships?

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Migraines are so common, there's a special name for people who get a lot of them: migraineur. Yet, loved ones don't always understand the condition, and even if they do, serious headaches can put a strain on time with spouses, family, and at work.

You may not be able to cut migraines out of your life, but you can help others understand how they affect you. That way, everyone will know what to expect and how they can help you.

From: Migraines, Headaches, and Relationships WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation press release, "Are Headaches a Family Affair?"

Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO; vice president, Primary Care Network, Springfield.

NOP World/Roper, April 19 - May 14, 2004.

Houle T.  , June 2006.  Headache

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation press release, "Are Headaches a Family Affair?"

Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO; vice president, Primary Care Network, Springfield.

NOP World/Roper, April 19 - May 14, 2004.

Houle T.  , June 2006.  Headache

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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