During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to provide you with content and access to healthcare resources for the treatment of headache and migraine disease. We know living with headache and migraine can feel isolating and while we all must follow stricter guidelines to social gatherings there a few things to consider helping ease stress and fear over the next few weeks:
- Movement: Until the CDC or public officials direct otherwise, you can still go outside for a walk and fresh air around your local park or neighborhood. Just be sure you are mindful of the distance between yourself and other people out and about. If you prefer to stay indoors, there are many online workouts being offered you can take advantage of as long as your headache and migraine disease allows.
- Meditation: Take time to sit quietly either through guided or unguided meditation. Headspace acts as a good resource to explore options.
- Virtual Connection: Many people are working remotely and self-isolating. While being in physical contact with each other is difficult and not recommended at this time, you can use video calls, Skype and FaceTime among other options to stay connected visually with your colleagues, friends, etc. Additionally, you can reach out to the migraine community on Instagram and Facebook to ease feelings of isolation. There are over 70 Facebook groups for people with headache and migraine disease and these are an excellent resource to connect with people who know what you are going through.
We are asking our community to share photos and stories of the creative ways you’re destressing and staying positive during these times. If you’d like to be featured in our April newsletter, please email a photo and a short description of the creative way you found to cope during this time to [email protected].