You’re suffering from frequent migraine attacks? So what do these migraines do to you? Maybe, you feel hungry, get tired, sad or even irritable just after, before, or just during the attack.
For many, being sad, down, or blue doesn’t happen around the time of a migraine. Actually, in the United States, more than five out to ten people suffering from migraine also remain depressed most of the time. So, it’s a common problem for them. Unfortunately, this can also make it impossible to live with these deadly headaches even harder.
But what’s the reason for increased instances of depression in people with migraines. Some of the possibilities can be:
- Maybe, it’s in the genes. This is mainly because migraine and depression tend to run in families. But it’s not the whole story as migraine and/or depression doesn’t affect everyone in a family.
- Having intense and continuous pain in your head will make you even more depressed. It mainly because long and intense the attacks, the easier it is to feel things aren’t going to get better. However, some may get depressed even before they begin experiencing migraines and others who may have migraine problem for a long time but still they aren’t depressed.
- The way your brain processed the information plays a big role. If you’re depressed, and also get migraine attacks, or the other way round, your brain may process the information in a different way than other people. That’s why your doctor may prescribe some kind of medication to rebalance your brain and will discuss things you can do each day (some easy lifestyle changes) that can help make it less likely for you to get a migraine attack and can lift up your mood.
If you’ve been feeling down since past few days, and things are not the same as they used to be, it’s the best time to discuss things with your doctor about whether you need some help with your mood or your migraine attacks.