You can’t eat. You can’t sleep.
You can’t even look out the window without feeling pain. Light hurts.
No, I’m not talking about the emotional aftereffects of a bad breakup. I’m talking about migraine headaches.
You Can Help Advance Migraine Research
If you’ve never had a migraine, be glad you can just take my word for it: They’re really, really bad.
It’s like a headache on steroids: severe, throbbing, and often one-sided pain. They can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and — duh — irritability.
Oh, and women are more likely to get them than men. Lucky us.
But if you’re a migraine sufferer, there might be an opportunity for you.
Local research studies may offer payment/compensation up to $625 (learn more here). These studies help doctors discover better ways to treat — and hopefully eliminate — migraines.
Plus, you could receive study medication and study-related care at no cost to you!
The study is open to men and women between the ages of 18 and 75 who suffer from migraines and treat them with medication. You should also be otherwise healthy, with no serious chronic illnesses.
Click here and submit your information to ensure your eligibility. Once you qualify, you’ll be able to pick from a list of research facilities in your area.
And if you change your mind, there’s no obligation to participate.
At least there’s one sliver of good in dealing with migraines after all. And who knows? You might just help doctors find new treatment options!
Your Turn: Do you suffer from migraine headaches?
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Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes other stuff, like wine reviews and poems.