Many things are necessities for living with Migraine — good medical care, a strong support system, and many more. When listing those necessities, there's one that's too often overlooked — Hope.
Hope is necessary for several reasons:
- If we don't have hope when trying new treatments, we could start them with the negative attitude that they aren't going to work. When that happens, self-fulfilling prophecy or the nocebo effect can kick in with our minds overruling our bodies and keeping the treatments from working.
- Hope helps us with the coping skills we need to live with Migraine.
- When hope is lost, everything else may be lost as well. We've seen to many Migraineurs lose all hope and take their own lives.
I've put together quite a few images with quotes and sayings about hope. Following a suggestion from a friend, I gathered them into a video and added some soothing music, Pachelbel's Canon in D. I hope you find it soothing and hope-inspiring.
because a migraine is NOT "just a headache"