Interview with Cindy McCain: Migraine Sufferer, Advocate
Color me insanely jealous that Teri had the opportunity to do this interview, but also incredibly grateful. She did a wonderful job, as always. Although Cindy lives a different lifestyle than most of us, Teri did a fabulous job illustrating how much she's like every single one of us who lives with migraines.
Mrs. McCain's main Migraine triggers include changes in barometric pressure, odors such as strong fragrances, and disturbed sleep and meal schedules. In addition to her wouldn't-be-caught-dead-without sunglasses, a couple of comfort items she takes with her are ice packs and a gift from a woman in Virginia - a hand-made warming item that she can warm in the microwave and drape around the back of her neck.
It must have been incredibly difficult to be out there on the campaign trail with little sleep, irregular meals and those bright lights and loud crowds at events. I can't even imagine!
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DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.