Someone Who Suffers From Migraines

17 Things You Probably Should not Tell Someone Who Suffers From Migraines


We know that you have good intentions, but do not just say it.

  1. “You do not look sick.”
  2. “You have to see a movie or listen to music so you do not think about pain.”
  3. “I know someone whose migraines turned out to be a brain tumor.”
  4. “It’s probably related to stress.
  5. “The next time you get one, let me know, I’ll give you incredible friction.”
  6. “Have you tried …”
  7. “You probably just need to take better care of yourself.”
  8. “Why do you wear sunglasses indoors?”
  9. “Could not you work if you stayed at home?”
  10. “You will feel better if you have something in your belly.”
  11. “Do you have a headache again?”
  12. “Lying and saying that you have migraines!”
  13. “You must change your diet into …”
  14. “I totally understand that I also have a headache”.
  15. “These are your hormones, are not they?”
  16. “You just have to think positive.”
  17. “Maybe you are dehydrated?”


Here’s what people with migraines actually want to her:

  1. Take the whole week off
  2. I’ve canceled all your meetings.
  3. Is there anything I can do?
  4. Want to borrow my sunglasses?
  5. I can only imagine what you’re going through, but I am here for you.
Someone Who Suffers From Migraines