Day 20: “Miracle Cure” (Please note: this cure, although highly anticipated and greatly hoped for, does not exist… yet. Stay tuned – we are still “working on this” and won’t give up until our truth finally makes it’s way to the whole world…)
Migraine, a chronic neurological disease affecting as many as 37 million in the United States alone impacts 18% of women and 7% of men, according to the World Heath Organization. This disease negatively impacts the sufferers’ quality of life, and adding to the disabling nature of the pain, associated symptoms, and loss of functioning and livelihood, stigma and outdated information surround this highly misunderstood disorder.
Migraineurs – those suffering from Migraine Disease and its affects – report the loss of employment, family, friends and reputation due to the disabilities caused by their disease. Although science has made some respectable progress, migraine is still a disease steeped in misinformation; blame (many times the pain is blamed on the sufferer’s “hysteria” or nervous habits); and lack of “visible” symptoms. Additionally, migraine is considered an ‘invisible disease’: The sufferer appears well and without any visible issues during “non-headache” days. This fact adds to the stigma and misinformation – migraine patients are viewed as “attention seeking” or “getting out of work” during a migraine attack.
Understandably, funding and general support of this disease has been slow and many times, stagnant. A class of drugs called “Triptans” was developed more than ten years ago; these medications, designed to be taken at the beginning of a migraine attack, have been the only treatment for migraine disease so far. (“preventive” medications, prescribed for other diseases/conditions, are used “off-label”, and have shown limited success for migraine prevention.)
Migraine misinformation – which has been playing out as long as the disease itself – has now been righted. In a historical legislation just passed this morning the stigma, misunderstanding and judgment of migraine disease will be reversed and edited out of history itself.
Through a merging of science and information, all suffering related to stigma, incorrect information and misconception will be deleted out of all past thought, memory and record. Any incorrectly recorded data, misinterpreted thoughts and false accusation will be vaporized and rerecorded within 48 hours. Cases of irrationality and scattered thoughts may take up to one week, but will be settled within the allotted legislation’s time.
Scientists and others involved in this historical venture could not be reached for live interview, and would not as yet disclose the details of their stigma cure. They did post their commentary, related earlier today:
“Encouraged by our vision of a world more accepting of pain and illnesses not visible to the naked eye, we scientists, educators and journalists came together to wipe away the misunderstanding and misinformation so prevalent in the migraine community. Additionally, we envision using this new technology again to further erase all misconception and stigma associated with other conditions and diseases. We feel that these additional enhancements will take effect within the next three years. Although we realize that migraine disease at this time is incurable and debilitating, and represents it’s own very difficult struggles, we feel confident that this new discovery and legislation will further the cause of migraine funding that will eventually lead to the cure that so many sufferers are waiting for. Our stigma cure is truly a historical and relevant discovery that will ease the suffering of a suffering world.”