Living with the Migraine Monster

Written by Shoshana Lipson | January 8, 2021

Looking at ways that people with migraine depict this disease, one of the terms I see often is the “migraine monster.” It’s a term that particularly resonates with me for many reasons. After all, migraine can be scary, and it’s often hard to know how to fight it. More so, it seems to lurk in the dark, jumping out when you least expect it; all the things we tend to associate with a monster! However, I’d like to take it one step further. This monster also seems to have artificial intelligence. If you live with migraine, then hopefully this will resonate with you too.

What Lies Ahead?

One of the biggest triggers for fear is the threat of harm. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to realize that, once you have experienced an uncontrollable migraine attack, fear is all too real.


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