The latest trend to take over Instagram, the “migraine pose,” which has sparked backlash from those who suffer from the painful headaches. The pose, given its name by makeup artist Nam Vo, “involves posing with one or two hands pulling your face up by your temples as if you had a, well, migraine…The pose tightens the face, makes your cheekbones look more prominent, and lifts the brows. It’s a temporary facelift for the ‘gram,” according to a recent Elle article titled “All the Pretty People on Instagram Are Doing the ‘Headache Pose.’” -Fox News
Unless you ever really dealt with one you have no idea how debilitating they are. If they are bringing awareness to this and raising money to help research that’s one thing. Migraines are not glamorous! As a suffer for over 9 years, I deal with pain 24/7 and there are days I just want to die and suicide has not been out of the question. I had a friend commit suicide because of this disease.
I have been hospitalized on numerous occasion, including thirteen days at a headache clinic. Multiple surgeries, over 50 different medications tried and tens of thousands of dollars spent and no relief.
Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine.
Amazingly, 12% of the population – including children – suffers from migraine.
18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of children experience migraines.
Migraine is most common between the ages of 25 and 55.
Migraine tends to run in families. About 90% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraine.
Most people don’t realize how serious and incapacitating migraine can be.
Migraine is the 6th most disabling illness in the world.
Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room, 1.2 million visits are for migraine attacks.
While most sufferers experience attacks once or twice a month, more than 4 million people have chronic daily migraine, with at least 15 migraine days per month.
More than 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine.
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