What one thing would you do for the Migraine community if money were no issue.
What wouldn’t I do if money were no issue. I think of all the money that could be put into research alone that would make a huge difference… or at least would make me feel better. Because then I would feel like I was giving us some hope and you can’t put a price on hope. But then if money were not an issue then I might then fund migraine specialist clinics. I know in my area, as in my province there is one headache specialist clinic that I am still on a waiting list for… so I know there could definitely be more places dedicated to treating migraines. I would be thinking a broad approach as well. There is a certain point where doctors and neurologists just can’t help anymore but we still need to learn to manage our pain. No one teaches us any pain management techniques though. They just expect us to figure it out. So a place that is designed to have neurologists as well as pain specialists, nutritionists, alternative therapists and physiotherapists helping together to help someone. Things like biofeedback and so forth. I honestly have no idea what sort of things they do at pain clinics because I’ve never been to one… ergo the issue. Plus you have to remember some of us have severe neurological symptoms with vertigo and other auras that could also be dealt with in the broad spectrum approach. I mean if we cannot cure migraines at this point, and some of us are left with chronic migraines and left in situations where we are in a great deal of pain and just expected to deal having a place like that designed to assist us in developing the proper coping strategies to help manage the pain the doctors and neurologists can’t be bothered to deal with would be life saving. I would throw money into a program like that. Or at least one designed to get those people to the right people or into the right programs that would help with those things.