Migraine and its unwelcomed heavy baggage may try to come along during travel, but I can’t let it hold me back from saying “yes” to the trip. While it’s impossible to always predict when an attack may strike, my 6 migraine-specific travel tips may help you or someone you love:
While migraine can derail the most well-thought-out plans, we always choose to bring the positive element of surprise along for the trip. Surprising the kids with a trip to the arcade or a random movie night helps to curb any natural disappointment from missing out on something else special.
As much as I'd love to be the "fun-roller-coaster-mom" or the "go-out-after-the-conference" friend, I know my limits and I know that I need to make wise decisions while traveling. Sometimes I have to remind myself that living with migraine requires me to make choices that are different from others, but better for me.
When a recent flight turned wrong, I had to allow myself to accept kindness from strangers while ill in mid-air. Before heading home, I checked in with an online support group for advice, and the members' tips gave me the mental boost to face my return trip with confidence and support.