Can you choose to control your migraines? - The President of MRF weighed in with a letter to the editor of the NY Times

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Can you choose to control your migraines? - The President of MRF weighed in with a letter to the editor of the NY Times

Post by Tee on Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:05 am


The news that presidential candidate Michele Bachmann suffers has sparked a lot of argument about migraine and public office and whether or not a migraineur has any choice over control of their migraines. The President of MRF weighed in with a letter to the editor of the NY Times
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The New York Times published a letter from MRF President about Michele Bachmann and migraines.

To the Editor:
Re: “Me, Michele and Our Migraines,” by Judith Warner (Op-Ed, July 22):

Since Representative Michele Bachmann was revealed as a migraine sufferer, there has been a maelstrom of misinformation, invidious sex discrimination and careful disclaimers about not blaming the victim. But that’s exactly what’s happening.

Migraine, a neurological disease, afflicts about 1 in 10 Americans. Migraine attacks and their aftermath can be brutally severe and debilitating. Ms. Warner implies that people can choose to control their suffering. For the millions who suffer without relief, this is simply not the case.

Migraine remains poorly understood, frequently undiagnosed and often mistreated. We still don’t know what causes migraine or why treatments work only on some people in some situations. Sufferers often endure a lengthy process of trial and error to discover an effective treatment — if they’re lucky. Once one is found, it may not alleviate every attack, and it may prove ineffective over time.

It is only by committing necessary resources to unlocking migraines’ mysteries that sufferers will have the luxury of choosing to control their suffering. We must invest in research so that effective treatments can be found for all 36 million American sufferers.

CATHY GLASER
President
Migraine Research Foundation
New York, July 30, 2011

http://migraineresearchfoundation.org/indexNYT.html#NYT

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Here here!

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