As a woman with migraine and chronic daily headache, I tend to write about women with migraine or chronic daily headache. But there still are men with these and other headache disorders. (For example, although three times as many women as men have migraine, more men have cluster headaches.)
Reader Andy asked me for resources for men with headache disorders. I haven’t been able to find much. Andy was kind enough to share his experience:
“I woke up with a headache on January 22, 2005 and it’s been there ever since. I also determined through my own research that it is New Daily Persistent Headache – it has the symptoms of chronic daily headache without the traditional migraine elements. Most days it’s pretty mild, allowing me to live my life fairly normally as long as I’m distracted by my job, family, baseball game, etc. But it never goes away. It’s always there, and it’s really devastating to think I’ll be spending the next 50 years of my life in pain. 50 years! See how terrible that sounds? I just came across this blog for the first time and it’s somewhat comforting to know there are other people out there who can relate to that. Depressing, yet comforting.”
A surprising number of headache blogs are written by men. These are the ones I know of; please let me know of any others.
- A Clusterhead’s Life
- Doc’s Cluster Headache Journal
- Headache & Migraine News Blog
- Life at the Headbanger’s Ball
- Pain in the Head
- Xinc’s Domain: My Migraine Blog (More recent posts are at Rob’s new blog, but his old blog has lots of information worth looking through)
I know there are plenty of men reading this post. How do you cope with your headache disorder? What are your favorite sources for learning about men and headache?