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How Migraines Affect My Mental Health

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Migraines are, luckily, not something I get on a constant basis, but I have one at least every month. I tend to get a lot of eye migraines.

Usually, one of my eyes starts pulsing and it feels like my head is splitting open. I also get incredibly nauseous. It hurts to have any sort of light near me and all I want is complete darkness.

A lot of my migraines tend to be from stress or anxiety, although my seasonal allergies do contribute. When I get migraines, it tends to set off a chain of events that not only derail my daily life, but also hurt my mental health, which is precarious on its best days.

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