Helping people in your life understand what you are experiencing with NDPH can be difficult and frustrating. Is there a way to help them truly empathize?
A contributor to the site Empathize This came up with a comic strip about New Daily Persistent Headache that does a great job of illustrating what life is like with a constant, relentless headache.
They have given me permission to share it with you here.
To read the short story that goes with it, check out Empathize This.
What do you think? Maybe it needs to printed out in a brochure form so we can hand it out to the random people who suggest we try Imitrex because it works for their niece’s migraines or drink more water because it helps their brother with his tension headaches!
Oh, would that be rude?
Maybe we could just smile and say “it’s not a migraine, but thanks for the suggestion” and hand them a copy?