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Your Answers: The Worst Migraine Advice (Infographic)

Posted on May 14, 2017

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and many of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("Just take aspirin") to the plain unhelpful ("It's all in your head"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.


Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • It’s all in your head.
  • Think more positively.
  • Try drinking more water.
  • Have you tried aromatherapy?
  • Just take aspirin.
  • Try to relax.
  • Have you tried laying down in a dark room?
  • Push through the pain.
  • It's just a headache!


Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about migraines do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

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