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Do You Feel Guilty About Things You Can Not Do?

Do You Feel Guilty About Things You Can Not Do?

It is a beautiful sunny day, the kind of day that I should be out doing some yard work. But, I just can't. My husband works at least 60 hours a week and this weekend he is working on my summer car. We have hired someone to do our yard work and some inside work that I am unable to do. I find it frustrating, and embarrassing that I have to hire someone to work for me and I find myself feeling very guilty. I don't know how to deal with these emotions. I was always the doer, the one that if you… read more

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Barometric Pressure is hard on my migraines as well!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Yes I understand, I always will feel the same way. My friends are always acting like I’m trying to get out of doing things by using a migraine as an excuse! That kind of stuff sucks and makes me feel worse and more anxious. They don’t get That I would much rather be with them than lying in bed covered up with my head feeling like “ is this the one that will make my brain explode?”

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Many years ago - pre-migraine - I was working full-time and had three daughters in school. DH & I made enough money to hire a cleaning service once a week for our home. Those ladies were wonderful! We had to let them go when I was laid off, which is about the same time eldest DD & I started migraining. I haven't worked since & we haven't been able to afford a cleaning service since. Miss Karen, my daughters were 11, 9 & 5 when the eldest & I started migraining. I SO know what you are going through! I can tell you it gets better. Eldest DD hasn't had a bad migraine in years. I've been to the ER once in maybe 8 years & that turned out to be a sinus infection. 24 years into Migraine Disease, I know what to watch out for. I know there is no cure, but I've learned how to manage my symptoms & avoid triggers (including certain family members! LOL!)
May we all learn that we have a disease. We are not at fault here. We deserve to be treated with love and respect. We ARE trying, give us that credit!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Yes. I feel guilty for not cleaning better, for not being able to plant flowers, for not wanting to cook or go out or have people over. I feel guilty for avoiding certain things that most people do thoughtlessly because I know they'll give me a migraine. I feel guilty for even having a migraine because people assume it's just a bad headache and don't see why I can't just suck it up and go on. I feel guilty for missing work,church, birthday parties and holidays. I don't actually have anything to feel guilty about but it's there anyway. I think society migraine shames us. I keep trying until something works. That way, I can honestly say that I tried and not feel guilty about something that I have no control over.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Is there a normal life for us who suffer from migraines? This barametric pressure is killing me this Winter!!

posted almost 3 years ago
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