Everyone feels anxious on occasion. It's a normal, healthy emotion that alerts us to possible threats. It's only problematic when our natural alarm sounds during otherwise safe situations. Anxiety is one of several associated symptoms of a Migraine attack. After all, the pain and emotion pathways in the brain are closely linked.
Inadequate medical care and lack of Migraine information can set us up for a thinking pattern called catastrophizing. An estimated 25% of people with chronic Migraine struggle with catastrophizing. When Migraine attacks are out of control, it's understandable how this pattern of thinking can take hold of our lives.