I make goals and work like crazy to meet them. They don't have to be big or fancy just something with which I have control preparing for. Some common goals are holiday parties, gardening, genealogy, etc. I limits visits with family that refuse to understand depression no matter how many documents and web sites I provide. I was visiting with family last week and a story was on the news about a young man committing suicide and my mother said "that's stupid." She has been lucky enough to be emotionally strong which has kept her alive in spite of the life she had while raising my siblings and myself. I am now just understanding my anxiety, which I've had all my life.
Suz, how & why were your accomodations "jerked away?" I'm concerned for you. And, Denise, I hear you, loud and clear, on your mother's comment about the suicide victim.
And, a general comment: Let's not confuse our migraines with headaches. Headaches are but one symptom of our complex neurological disease. Some of us also have our GI systems involved, and/or our peripheral nervous systems involved, or our hearing goes whacko, our eyes do funny things, we have problems with speech aphasia, we walk "funny," etc.
Elvis Pressley was killed by his migraine disease - he had a stroke. His medical care was the gold standard for the time. He was taking a pharmacy's worth of prescription meds, including narcotics & opiods, as I remember.
Lewis Carrol's "Alice in Wonderland" was a migraineur's hallucinations, or so I've read.
So, we're in great company! (Can y'all tell I'm in postdrome?)
I do too... Major depression and anxiety. I have one to help me when they really got bad. The feeling of helpiness is most of the time...
Depression n chronic migraines sesnse teenage yrs gi issues for @ 2-3 yrs so yeah the depression n my migraines r connected in my opion gi issues dont h e lp cuz not sure how much of the meds r getting absorbed some days better than others
Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Stress, insomnia and chronic daily intrinsic migraines all feed off each other. I can't commit to anything! I go through all 4 stages. Headaches are daily. Migraines can last hours to days. Lucky for me I do have great doctors and I'm as pro active as possible. I've been able to work because my disabilities were accomadated for. However that situation has been jerked away.