Chronic migraine is sort of a secretive thing. We fake a smile for the camera. Hide the pain behind a smile. Hard to see. Hard to know. Never see behind closed doors. But it is a lot of cancelled plans. A lot of pain. A lot of symptoms. A lot people do not see or know or comprehend.

A migraine story in pictures and art PIN

Tinted migraine glasses and essential oil necklace
Tinted migraine glasses and essential oil necklace are essentials for leaving the house on a good day. Peppermint essential oil for nausea and to help mask other scents around me. Tinted Fl-41 glasses for photophobia
Epsom salt bath
Tired, dizzy. Took an Epsom Salt bath for my painful neck and to hopefully ease migraine. It didn’t work. Just more drained.
Laid out
Laid out. Can’t do anything to distract myself. But have cat snuggles. And TV
Trying Icekap for migraine
Using ice for migraine. Not a triptan day. So ice is the best I can do.
sunglasses indoors sort of migraine day
sunglasses indoors sort of migraine day
Sunglasses and second ice pack day
Sunglasses and second ice pack day- first ice pack fail and move onto the next one
darkness needed and painsomnia
In complete darkness. And have painsomnia due to the severity of a migraine that could not be managed… can’t sleep… no idea when I will be able to… likely migraine will persist into next day

Migraine art

When I first began my hobby of drawing again it was driven and inspired by the pain of my chronic migraine. The intensity of it.

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I have written many poems about chronic migraine but this one is the one that I think nailed it.

Poem-dancing on daggers edge

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6 thoughts on “A migraine story in pictures and art

    1. Thank you! There is so much migraine art out there that I relate to. I used to just write a lot of poetry but just got back into some drawing again- not great at it but I do love doing it. Art and creativity I think are great to help express pain in ways we sometimes have no other way to do so

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