I (like many other im sure) had a bit of rough marriage,Abuse. and a few from my childhood parents separating etc. I never dealt with results of that put my kids needs 1st and got on with my lift till my daughter turned 18 which is nearly 6yrs now,I slowly started dealing with myself,my mind,finding missing piece of puzzle then and throughout journey yes my health did take a major hit migraine being latest and must say most life changing.Ive brought it… read more
Stress can set off Migraine...but I believe that it's essentially a neurological condition. ( with genetic links) 😉
No doubt about genetic links... New study's have proven that. Migraines run on both aides of my family.
I've read there is a genetic component; however genes can be turned on and off by our environment. I, too, had a difficult childhood and marriage. I was just divorced in November.
I had a highly stressful job/career as well. It was in my 40s that the migraines hit. I'm now 62 and since taking Aimovig they are getting better. I've also moved, left my job and am semi-retired.
I definitely think our circumstances have an influence. I don't think they are the whole story though. Glad you brought it up.
I find stress and PTSD are a part of my migraine history. I don't know to what extent but they definitely have a link. Im on antidepressants, anti anxiety meds, and I go to therapy every week.