Forms of Support Networks for Migraine Warriors
We’ve already established previously that support networks are essential in managing migraine. The next question then is how and where to find a support network. The most straightforward form of a support network is seeking someone or people you trust and can confide in to talk with. But there are also other forms. Let’s look at some options below!
A specialist or therapist
The word ‘therapist’ scares many people. This is because it is commonly associated with mental illness in today’s society. However, you do not have to be mentally ill to visit a therapist. As a migraine warrior, you’ll need someone whom you can not only talk to but also talk with. A therapist is a sure bet!
Don’t neglect your specialist too. Many migraine specialists offer support programs to members of the migraine community. You can also share directly with your specialist about what is bothering you. If you notice your specialist is not listening to you, find another one. You are entitled to the maximum care possible from your specialist.
An online support group
An online group is another important form of a support network. What is best about online groups is that they are easily accessible online! You do not need to leave the comfort of your house or office to talk to them. It also opens the avenue of meeting new people with whom you can build strong ties with, even beyond the scope of your migraine. There are many support groups available online in this day and age. You can easily find one and join without stress.
Did you know we have a Facebook group set up entirely by Migraine Buddy users themselves? If you’re more familiar with using social networking sites like Facebook to connect and communicate with others, you may want to reach out to the administrators to join the group!
Stay connected with current community
On bad migraine days, this might seem counterproductive as some people would want to seclude themselves away from any social interaction as much as possible. While it may be the preference for some, many others have shared that remaining engaged within their current communities has been helpful to get through the difficult times. Go ahead and lead your normal life. Connect with people of like-minded interests, attend sporting events, join classes, etc. This is, of course, done with your own discretion and ensuring that such actions don’t trigger a migraine attack. You know your body the best, just keep in mind not to overdo it as it can make matters worse.