We’re hoping you’re in-the-know about online support and tools like the great trigger tracking app. But support in real life can just be as important when you’re suffering from migraine pain. Chronic pain can be isolating, and we often miss out on socializing because we don’t feel those without pain can understand what we’re going through. Where can you find this real life support?
Getting Support In The Real World
Contact local hospitals or speciality clinics
Large hospitals or migraine speciality clinics will often have in-person support groups for migraine pain. These may be weekly or monthly groups at the clinic itself. Do a quick google search or call your local medical facilities to see what they may have available.
Chronic pain can be a mystery to those who don’t experience it and can be a lonely experience for those who do. You may want to talk about these feelings with a neutral party who is there to support and encourage you. The benefit of individual therapy for chronic pain sufferers is huge for mental health and happiness, which can decrease your stress levels and consequently your migraine pain. Psychology Today has a tool where you can search for therapists in your area who specialize in chronic pain.
Migraine associations and meetups
Organizations centered around migraines, like the Migraine Research Foundation, can be wonderful connection points to find real-life support. You can also use an online organizing site like Meetup to find migraine-specific groups organized by fellow sufferers.
Don’t underestimate the benefit of face-to-face contact with people who understand and support you. Even though it may feel difficult to commit to real life meetings when you have chronic pain, meeting with others who have your same pain experience can be rewarding and validating.
Our Team: We are Here to Help
We are a small, dedicated app development team that wants you to better understand your migraines and triggers. Everyone on the team has lived with migraines at some point in their lives. We are your community, and we’re here to help. Reach out any time with questions. [email protected].
As always — please seek the advice of a doctor for medical questions. Our app team cannot give medical advice.
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