Sadly, it’s just another puzzle piece in a sea of puzzle pieces.
It can be so hard to make sense of something that even doctors don’t understand. Fact: my brain triggers my nervous system in ways that people without migraines don’t experience. I’ve learned from firsthand experience that I need neurotransmitter-boosting medicine every day. If I take it, I can avoid migraines.
It’s hard not to ask: How does knowing about the brain and the nervous system help with the pain?
It doesn’t. I yearn to complete the puzzle because I’m impatient. I want the world to understand and accept that people’s brains and nervous systems vary wildly, and that there is nothing embarrassing or shameful about it.