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Living with Migraines

DiPanfilo, Linda

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000513011.10958.37
Departments: Letters

Lynnfield, MA

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Thank you for your recent article on migraines (“Relief at Last,” December 2016/January 2017, http://bit.ly/NN-BellamyYoung). My husband and I and our two daughters all get migraines. Mine began in my mid-twenties and were so debilitating I missed work and family events. I would be in bed for a couple of days. Now I take a medication as soon as I feel a migraine coming on. Once I went through menopause, I had fewer migraines but they were just as debilitating. My husband, who has had them for years, takes daily medication. He also tried acupuncture, homeopathic treatments, food eliminations, and stress therapy, none of which helped. Our daughters experience migraines when stressed. Our family knows all too well the debilitating effects of migraine.

—Linda DiPanfilo

Lynnfield, MA

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