‘The reality of living with an invisible illness, and the 7 things I’ve learnt from it.’

Listen to your body.

As someone with more than a bit of FOMO (fear of missing out) this is a tough one for me, but I’ve learned it’s worth it. If I’m tired, I may need to miss a drinks night to avoid a migraine. Sometimes a quick nap or taking my eyes off the screen for an hour can make all the difference. The older I get, the more I’ve learned that my body gives me the clues it needs to be looked after.

Identify triggers.

Stress, exhaustion, dehydration, alcohol, skipping meals, lack of caffeine or excessive dairy (looking at you late night bowl of ice cream) are all triggers for my migraines, but it’s different for everyone. Just because I know this list, doesn’t mean I manage any of these triggers perfectly. However, knowledge is power and being able to track, mitigate and manage a migraine effectively helps me feel in control of my health and my body.

Check out Relpax Migraine for rapid migraine relief, available from your local pharmacy without a prescription. Ask your pharmacist about this product. 

Always read the label and follow the directions for use. 

This article contains statements and descriptions unique to an individual and may not be representative of every patient’s migraine experience. 

RELP-2023-0146. September 2023. 

Feature Image: Supplied/Mamamia.