Migraine + Chronic Pain + Depression / Anxiety etc Support Group

This is a group for any CHRONIC ILLNESS.

THIS GROUP IS NOT RUN BY LICENSED DOCTORS and is NOT intended to replace PROFESSIONAL treatment. It is advised to seek the treatment of a licensed Doctor for any illness you may have.

This is a nonjudging group to help each other share experiences and hopefully help better deal with our ailment(s). If you have any concerns about treatment by other members please contact one of us admins Melanie Brown, Starr Machelski or April Lee Vodde-Rose

Bashing one another will NOT be tolerated. Please respect the difference of opinion we are all entitled to.

Spam will NOT be tolerated! All spam will be removed and poster will be permanently banned from group

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 hotline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Migraine Info:
A migraine is caused by abnormal brain activity, which can be triggered by a number of factors. However, the exact chain of events remains unclear. Today, most medical experts believe the attack begins in the brain, and involves nerve pathways and chemicals. The changes affect blood flow in the brain and surrounding tissues.

A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and be so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down.

Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg.

Support Groups:

American Council for Headache Education - www.achenet.org

The National Migraine Association - www.migraines.org

National Headache Foundation - www.headaches.org