Hi all, help needed please. Like a lot of other people my migraines are worse (and even more inconvenient) at Christmas, so this year I decided to reduce stress as much as possible in the run-up to Christmas. My job involves a lot of travelling (2 long hauls of 100+ miles a week by train or car) and I have to ration trips quite carefully or they trigger a migraine so I decided I didn't need the office Xmas party this year (another 100 mile round trip).
I am co-director of a small business (6 people all working in different towns) so I said have a great party but I'm not coming this year because it will increase my chances of getting a Christmas migraine. My colleagues, who know I get migraine, have been completely unsympathetic and keep asking me to change my mind and come to the Party (which is really lunch with wine). How do I get them to see that I am not well and am trying to look after my health? They know that the Xmas Party is not one of my favourite experiences but I do my share of team socialising during the rest of the year.
If I had simply rung up on the day and said I had a migraine I would have had a lot more sympathy, but surely it makes more sense to try to prevent the migraine and not tell lies to colleagues.
Any other good ideas for getting through the horrors of Christmas?
Best wishes to all fellow migraine sufferers.