Community·Posted on Jun 26, 20217 Things To Never Say To A Migraine Sufferer"I get headaches, too."by Brianna GonzalezCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. "Did you take some ibuprofen?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Bravo / Via media.giphy.com Migraines are excruciating. Over-the-counter pain meds may help slightly take the edge off for some people, but most migraine sufferers need some serious prescription meds to even begin dampening the wrecking ball repeatedly smashing into their skull. 2. "You look fine." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Peacock / NBC / Via media.giphy.com You may be trying to sound nice, but this can come off as belittling or even minimizing the utter agony of a migraine. Some migraine sufferers try extremely hard to function and appear normal on the outside while an invisible vice is squeezing their temples. 3. "Is it really that bad?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via media.giphy.com Yes. Intensely, cripplingly, unbearably bad. In fact, many migraines are also accompanied by additional symptoms like vomiting, visual disturbances, numbness or even temporary paralysis. 4. "Are you sure you can't just (insert activity) for a little bit?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount / Via media.giphy.com Does it involve light, sound, smell, thinking or any physical movement? If the answer is yes, it's probably not a manageable activity during a migraine. Even after it's over, many people have a "migraine hangover" a.k.a. postdrome. So, just plan to cancel plans for the day and maybe even the following day, too. 5. "Have you tried (insert diet, exercise, health tactic)?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC / Via media.giphy.com "Are you drinking enough water?" might be my personal most-hated one. No shade on water, but it's not a fix-all miracle liquid. Chances are, anyone who's had a migraine has already tried every preventative technique in the book, from drinking more water to sleeping more to stress management techniques. Each person's migraine triggers are different and complex and simple health "tricks" are likely not going to cut it. 6. "Just do something to distract yourself." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF WE TV / Via media.giphy.com While the distraction method may work for things lower on the pain scale, migraines are literally debilitating. Not to mention, light and noise just add to the pain. So, the only true distraction is sweet, sweet sleep. 7. "I get headaches too." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Ace Entertainment / Via media.giphy.com Headaches are not, I repeat NOT equal to migraines. Migraines are considered a neurological disorder with symptoms that are incapacitating.