So, how do you know you have a migraine?
Well, the blinding debilitating pain is your first clue. Then there’s a sensitivity to light that makes you envy those living in Tromsø, Norway, where the sun doesn’t rise from November to January.
If, like me, you have to lie in a dark room a few days a month with a cold cloth over your eyes, seriously considering self-decapitation, then you probably haven’t thought about the funny side to all of this.
Enter Reddit, where the memes abound.
Take it away, VICE:
Reddit threads written by real people—who commiserate and argue and tell grisly horror stories—are what I want when I’m craving a long, obsessive doomscroll about my own health.
That’s how I ended up on r/migraine, a subreddit created 11 years ago that now has more than 56,000 members. I was in the middle of a particularly bad series of days-long migraines during a long vacation weekend and I did not want to read “10 Natural Remedies for Migraines” or “Surprising Migraine Cures That Work” again. I just wanted to see some fellow migraineurs cathartically complaining about how this sucks.
Let’s get to it:
If that wasn’t enough of a ‘doomscroll’ for you, head on over to the Reddit page for more.
It’s good to have a sense of humour about these things.
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