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What I Recently Learned About My Migraine Headaches

When I was 12, I started experiencing excruciatingly painful migraine headaches.

I still remember the first one, which was very scary since I had no idea what was happening.

I felt dizzy, my vision started to get weird, and I felt numbness on one side of my body.

My mom was scared that maybe I was having a stroke, given the numbness on one side of my body.

A trip to the doctor determined these were migraine headaches…

And a whole new chapter of my life began with most of my teenage years being filled with this headaches that could at times be so bad that they required a trip to the ER for high doses of pain meds.

After the first couple experiences of these debilitating headaches, I became very superstitious about various circumstances that might have caused them.

Since we couldn’t figure out an obvious trigger for them, I started to associate the place I was at when the came on, the thing that I was doing, or especially the lighting of that place as my potential triggers (without real evidence that this was true)…

My world got smaller and smaller as I didn’t want to go back to some places, do certain things, go places with bright or flashing strobe lights and I was TERRIFIED that I’d get another headache resulting in another ER trip.

It wasn’t until I was in college that the intensity and frequency of the headaches went away, as I learned to begin to manage my stress.

While I have long understood that these headaches taught me a great deal about how I could use relaxation to help control and eventually eliminate them from my life, it was only last month that I connected them to something else in my life…

Being an empath and a highly sensitive person.

In preparing a talk with my friend Laura Rowe, who specializes in working with empaths, I had a light bulb moment that my headaches actually could have been a way that I was trying to block out my sensitivities.
Of course not consciously… but on a subconscious level.

You see, being someone who could sense other’s emotions, pick up what wasn’t being said, and who was just sensitive to a world that is loud, sometimes crowded, and often overwhelming, I was often overwhelmed.

In talking to Laura, I realized that it is actually COMMON for empaths to experience headaches because it is like a way to try and block out all the noise we are bombarded with.

Fascinating discovery for me.

And this is EXACTLY what Laura and I will be talking about in our upcoming online class “Unraveling” on December 3.

If you are curious how being an empath or a highly sensitive person might be connected to physical symptoms and health issues, we invite you to join us.

To learn more about the class, click here now.

Lyn DelT

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