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Don’t call me fragile!

My chronic illness started at age five. As a result, my diagnosis became part of my identity.  Words like “sick one”, “weak”, “sensitive”, “can’t take the stress”, and “fragile” dot my life story. I resisted the stereotype by over-achieving. All that extra effort ultimately reinforced the unpleasant reputation by triggering a migraine anyway. I would …

Caregiver fatigue & burnout

Do you care for someone with chronic migraines? Does it feel as if your life revolves around your sick loved one? Do you experience intense emotions of anger, resentment, or annoyance only to be followed by guilt for having these feelings? Do you struggle with resisting the urge to blame your loved one, especially when …