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Sex can also be a tough subject for couples affected by migraines. Some migraineurs don't like to be touched when they are having an attack. Tell your spouse ahead of time what helps and what doesn’t when you’re in the middle of a migraine. And let them know that "not tonight" doesn't mean "not ever." It's only temporary.

From: Migraines, Headaches, and Relationships WebMD Medical Reference

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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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