Migraines, many people suffer; lots of people refer to them as a “headache”. We migraine warriors are generally bothered when we hear the word ‘migraine’ replaced with ‘headache’. I have suffered from chronic migraines for years now, most of my teenage and adult life. They started as a teenager for no pin pointed reason. Many people develop chronic migraines from a traumatic accident, or a brain growth. Those of us that have chronic migraines with no particular reason are almost in a worse position. With no evident reason as to why I suffer, it is harder to treat.
Recently a new client came in to see me – let’s call her Karri. Like a lot of people who come see us for help, Karri was suffering from chronic headaches… Or what she called “the unrelenting monster in her head.”
When I asked Karri to describe her headache, this is how she put it:
“Have you ever seen those old-timey pictures of men working on the railroad? You know those big hammers they use to drive those long spikes into the track? My head feels like the track.”