Friday, May 1, 2009

Dear Migraine Friends...

Dear All My Well-Intentioned Friends,

Yes, I did receive the article you emailed me (all 47 of them) about how losing weight can "cure" my Migraines. I was so thrilled to receive it, that I wrote about it.

I want you to know, I was just as thrilled to receive the article, "The art of the bra", you emailed me about having the correct bra size and how it would help my Migraines.

How smart to think that this may be my Migraine "cure". Although I do have to say, there was no mention of the word "cure" in this article. It does say that wearing the wrong bra can be a health issue. It also says wearing the wrong size bra can cause neck, shoulder and/or back pain. So, this type of pain can trigger a headache that could possibly trigger a Migraine.

As always, I'm adding this information to my special folder (you know, the one with the cute little picture of a trashcan on it) that has all the other Migraine information you've sent. I don't know what I'd do without all the articles about losing weight, drinking Noni Juice, having surgery on my forehead muscle, having a hysterectomy, eliminating stress, getting more exercise, getting pregnant and the hundreds of other Migraine cures you've sent me.


Ellen said...

Pam, you're so funny! I got the bra talk too.... which might not seem funny unless you'd see me and realize that my chest is definitely NOT contributing anything to my life, especially Migraines! I'm definitely adding this link to the hysterectomy post too. I'm okay with nodding at well-meaning friends who don't understand you have a clue and just don't want to see you suffer, but when this stuff comes from docs too, well it can be downright dangerous because patients and families take their word as gospel and expect miracles. I pray that the rare person actually is helped by one of these ideas but sometimes I want to stand on the roof and scream in frustration - "DUH! If there was a cure, everybody would be doing it!!!"

The worst *helpful* advice I've gotten so far??? Health by Association - you are cured when you simply "think yourself to health". (jaw drops..)


Kelly, FlywithHope said...

Haha! My mom recently told me someone told her to put a banana peel on her head and that would cure her Migraines. Very very funny.

Betsy Blondin said...

Great post in response to the bra story, Pam -- I laughed out loud when I read the story.

I don't think my bra in contributing to my migraine attacks, either, but the first thing I thought about the story was, "Yeah, and how much does one of their specially fit bras cost?"

Heather said...

Maybe if we wear banana peels as bras...?

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