You're Not Alone in Your Suffering When You Read 24 Migraine Quotes

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Just because you can't see it, that doesn't mean it's not real.

Touching Quotes About Migraines

Most of the time, our greatest pains are invisible to those around us. They can be even harder to deal with when you feel like no one else understands what you're going through. These relatable quotes capture the hidden pain that migraine sufferers often deal with every single day.

Invisible illnesses are just as important as any other sickness that people deal with. Just because someone looks fine, that doesn't mean they aren't hurting on the inside. A common invisible illness that millions of people have is migraine headaches. Don't worry, it might be comforting for you to know you're never alone in your struggle.

Check out these quotes about migraines that any sufferer of a chronic illness can relate to. You aren't totally alone when you face these challenges. Allow these words to inspire you to shine, even when your pain feels unbearable.

Relatable Migrane Quotes

  • "That no one dies of migraine seems, to someone deep into an attack, an ambiguous blessing." - Joan Didion

  • "Sunglasses are a migraine sufferer's best friend." - Cindy McCain

  • "When you have an invisible disease, your sickness isn’t your biggest problem. What you end up battling more than anything else, every single day, is other people." - Heidi Cullinan

  • "This is a soul under perpetual migraine attack." - Richard Schickel

  • "And then a throb hits you on the left side of the head so hard that your head bobs to the right...There's no way that came from inside your head, you think. That's no metaphysical crisis. God just punched you in the face." - Andrew Levy

  • "What triggered a migraine for me may have no effect on someone else. For many people, coffee can relieve symptoms somewhat, but for me it was a trigger. You really have to find out what affects you individually." - Morgan Fairchild

Strengthening Migrane Quotes

  • "I got my first migraine on my first day of work in TV in 2001... it was debilitating." - Brooke Baldwin

  • "For when the pain recedes, ten or twelve hours later, everything goes with it, all the hidden resentments, all the vain anxieties. The migraine has acted as a circuit breaker, and the fuses have emerged intact. There is a pleasant convalescent euphoria." - Joan Didion

  • "After I saw the first thing I ever did, I got a migraine." - Claire Forlani

  • "I've come to understand that migraine is a part of the personality. I have migraine troughs. These often follow high productivity. I have a hypo-manic phase, then I'll crash." - Siri Hustvedt

  • "Hiding my migraines on the set may have been my toughest challenge as an actor. There were times when the pain from migraine headaches was so severe that I literally had to crawl across my dressing room floor. But I couldn't let anyone know. If they thought I might slow production, I figured that would end my career." - Morgan Fairchild

  • "You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass." - Timber Hawkeye

Our Favorite Migrane Quotes

  • "Love is a universal migraine. A bright stain on the vision blotting out reason." - Robert Graves

  • "And I have learned now to live with it, learned when to expect it, how to outwit it, even how to regard it, when it does come, as more friend than lodger. We have reached a certain understanding, my migraine and I." - Joan Didion

  • "I suffer migraines. I do not suffer fools." - E. Lockhart

  • "If migraine patients have a common and legitimate second complaint besides their migraines, it is that they have not been listened to by physicians. Looked at, investigated, drugged, charged, but not listened to." - Oliver Sacks

  • "If you’re in a dark place today, that’s okay. Even if you can’t get out of bed, and all you can do is breathe, take all the time you need, and we’ll be here when you’re ready. Every day is a battle. Some days you’ll demolish everything in your path. Others, you’ll hold on for dear life. Either way, you’re a warrior. Never forget that." - Unknown

  • "The wound is the place where the Light enters you." - Jalaluddin Rumi

Encouraging Quotes About Migraines

  • "If I only could explain how much I miss that precious moment when I was free from the shackles of chronic pain." - J.J.Toivonen

  • "Resting is not laziness, it's medicine!" - Glenn Schweitzer

  • "By taking the time to focus on our mental and emotional well-being, we can minimize our triggers and reduce the likelihood of a recurrence." - Sarah Hackley

  • "If opening your eyes, or getting out of bed, or holding a spoon, or combing your hair is the daunting Mount Everest you climb today, that is okay." - Carmen Ambrosio

  • "My daughter is a real migraine sufferer; the minute she has a handful of Haribo sweets, she gets a headache. Theres a connection between what the liver cant break down with what goes on to trigger a headache. You just have to be aware." - Sheherazade Goldsmith

  • "What I do for migraines when I get them, I listen to classical music, and I turn it up really loud." - Ian McLagan