We’ve all been there: Some well-intentioned distant relative or random neighbor decides — for whatever reason — to give you some unsolicited advice for your health condition. They don’t care that you’ve already tried every possible (and rational) method to alleviate your symptoms. They don’t care that telling someone to simply eliminate all the stress in their life actually causes more stress (and is impossible). They especially don’t care that drinking more water is not the answer to all of life’s mysteries.
Sometimes it feels like unsolicited advice just comes with the territory of living with chronic illness. You receive a diagnosis one day, and the next day someone is telling you to go touch some grass to cure yourself. 😅
We asked our migraine community to share the least helpful piece of advice someone’s ever tried to give them about managing their condition. Honestly, some of the answers will surprise you. And all of them will make you cringe.
🎧 To hear five Mighty staffers talk about the oddest “advice” they’ve ever received and what they wished actually worked in their lives with migraine, tune in to the latest episode of Health and (un)Wellness.
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📚 Read the transcript: Tips, Hacks, and Tools for Managing Migraine
P.S. Here’s our unsolicited advice: Don’t give unsolicited advice.
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