There’s a new study out that suggests a link between bipolar disorder and migraines. More specifically, “six percent of the study’s healthy control group had migraines, compared with 31 percent of the 412 bipolar patients.”
As someone who has bipolar and who also suffers from chronic dibilitating migraines, I found this study very validating to my situation.
Researchers found that those with bipolar disorder who experience migraines are “at risk for worse psychosocial functioning, more severe depression, and earlier onset of bipolar symptoms.”
This gives me all the more reason to keep working with my doctors to decrease the frequency of my migraines. There have been many times I have just wanted to give up, thinking that this is as good as it gets, but then I tell myself that I have to keep trying, keep fighting, keep searching – new meds, new doctors, new triggers, new ideas, just keep talking to people and researching.
Over the past three years my migraines have went from 3-4 per week to 1-2 per month! What a huge difference!!! It took a lot of trial and error and perseverance and patience to get to this point, but it was worth the relief from the horrific pain these migraines can bring.
Do you have bipolar and suffer from migraines too?