How do you manage interactions with migraines?

How do you manage interactions with migraines?

Over 40 plus years, I have explained “I have a migraine” thousands of times. To family, loved ones, friends and even during social interactions, to offer explanation for myself. Those even closest to us, can often react with a sigh, eye rolling or smirk, and comments of total misunderstanding, of where we’re coming from. Yet in reality we are coping best we can. Yet I’m feeling more and more, that I literally hate hearing myself say, “ I have a migraine “. It is… read more

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Actually the unscented Bounce sheets (white box) DO have a scent! It's just much lesser than the original orange box. So I buy mine early before I run out, then open the box up and leave it in the garage for a month. By that time the smell is faint enough to not cause any pain. I can still smell the scent, but it no longer hurts.

posted 5 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I wear sunglasses in restaurants often, because of the light. If my husband sees me wearing them in our house, he knows RUN 😆😆
Holidays with all the fragrances, mean no malls for me! I do a lot of online shopping. The detergent aisle of the grocery store, is off limits too.

posted 6 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

For me, Going out in public is always conducive with migraine. From strong scents, temperature fluctuations, store and even restaurant lightning, sun flashing through trees and window blind slats. Store Isles with cleaners. ( Febreze products are absolutely Sickening for me).. weed killers and fertilizer, scented candles and potpourri. Petroleum, smoke, mowers.. perfume is unavoidable but just one more obvious inducer. I can’t wear any even scented deodorant. How do others relate?

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I buy I scented bounce sheets and use them all the time. Work great and no scent!

posted 5 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I went a far as to buy those dryer balls (in essence, they're nubby dog toys), but they didn't really help with static, and then I had to listen to them clunk clunk clunk. Bought natural lavender scented dryer sheets, which, amazingly, I can tolerate, and they did nothing for static. Dave decided he needed his clothes unstatic-y and unwrinkled, so he brought home stinky Bounce sheets. I could smell them as soon as he walked in the door.

posted 5 months ago
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