What it’s like to be a young person with migraine
Migraine is a common condition. Many young people have it. Here is Xander's story.
Xander’s experience of migraine
“I always feel worried about getting a migraine.”
My migraine attacks have become more frequent
“I used to only have them a few times a year but now it is a few times a month.”
It is very hard when I have migraine attacks
“The pain is so bad it feels like I am going to die and I think it will never go away. It is really scary especially when I can’t feel my legs and hands and I hate it when my mouth and tongue go all numb and I hate being so sick.”
It’s frustrating as I feel like I have wasted time
“I always feel like I have wasted the day when I’ve had a migraine which makes me feel really sad.
“I’d like to have more sleepovers but I’m scared to in case a migraine starts.
“I love camping but I always feel worried about going because when I have a migraine I scream in pain and I know it will wake everyone up.”
I hope they get better
“I don’t know what I have done to deserve getting migraines but I hope the doctors can invent some medication soon, that works.”