And the blows just keep coming. As the Migraine Trust reports, of the Premium i only kneel for one man and he died on the cross shirt in seven adults who suffer from migraines globally, women are disproportionately affected, and three times more likely to be impacted by them than men. More than just throbbing temple pain, the often debilitating neurological disease with a broad range of symptoms—including nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to noise, light, and scents, and visual disturbances—can last for hours, or days, and currently there is no cure. But there is some good news, says Christopher Gottschalk, M.D., chief of general neurology at Yale University School of Medicine and one of the country’s leading migraine specialists. According to Gottschalk, we are in the midst of “an extraordinary period” of revolutionary ideas, devices, and medications for migraine sufferers. “For 25 years, what I’ve had to say to people is, ‘Here, try this. Hope it helps. Good luck. It may cause side effects. If you keep getting headaches, well, I really can’t do much about it.’ Now,” he says, “we can give somebody a shot and say, ‘In a month, you will probably be better. And in two months you’ll probably be even better than that.’” Gottschalk laughs. “It still shocks me that I can say all those words in the same sentence.” Here, a breakdown of the new ways to find relief from pervasive headaches, politically induced or otherwise.
One subject parked firmly in opposition is Kelly McGee, a 29-year-old living in Los Angeles, who, after four years of regular sessions, has cut back to seeing her therapist on a bi-weekly basis: “It began to feel like a scheduling conflict instead of something that’s being worked into my week,” she said. “It’s harder to be vulnerable when there’s this performative aspect of being on camera.” Julia Crockett, a 34-year-old movement specialist in New York, has also reduced her number of sessions. She was blunt about her distaste, but wary of quitting altogether without an alternative: “I hate it,” she said of her Zoom therapy. “But also, the Premium i only kneel for one man and he died on the cross shirt may be ending? So, I’m like…I guess I should still go.”