Keywords: Migraine, chronic migraine, episodic migraine, severe migraine, neurology, headache, temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
A recent study done in Sweden aimed to explore lived experiences of managing life to feel well while living with migraine. Living a life with migraine can have a significant negative effect on one’s well-being, daily functionality, and important life decisions. Previous research has given insight into how people take preventive actions in handling their attacks, but this study focuses on how persons with migraine manage their lives to feel well from a more conservative viewpoint. Dr. Stan Farrell, whose office is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, focuses on the treatment of all types of headaches, especially migraines. Dr. Farrell focuses on improving your quality of life using a conservative, non-invasive treatment plan. Dr. Farrell is Board Certified and a member of the American Headache Society and a Diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, making him one of the best choices for your migraine headache treatment. If you suffer or know someone who suffers from migraines or headaches, schedule an appointment with Dr. Farrell at AZ TMJ today. www.headpaininstitute.com
Abstract: Living a life with migraine can impair one’s sense of feeling well, and migraine is a disorder that is associated with substantial disability. Earlier research on how people manage their migraine has given important insight into these people’s preventive actions and how they handle their attacks, but there is still a lack of knowledge of how persons with migraine manage their lives to feel well from a more holistic viewpoint. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore lived experiences of managing life to feel well while living with migraine. Nineteen persons with migraine were interviewed. A hermeneutic-phenomenological approach was used to explore their lived experiences. The findings reveal that persons with migraine not only used preventive strategies to abort and ease the consequences of migraine but also tried to amplify the good in life through increasing their energy and joy and through reaching peace with being afflicted with migraine. The findings of this study can encourage healthcare providers, as well as persons with migraine, to consider channeling their efforts into strategies aiming to amplify the good in life, including reaching peace of mind despite being afflicted.