News 8’s Anne Craig shares her struggle with migraines

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(WTNH) — So often, migraines are thought of as just having a bad headache.

Until you have had one yourself, you don’t realize how it affects so much more than just head pain.

It started a year ago during a newscast. The right side of my face went numb, I had no feeling in my right hand, my right eye was blurry, and the pain in my head was so intense I could no longer think.

A migraine is a debilitating disease. It’s an attack on the brain and nervous system.Related Content: Study shows acupuncture may help reduce migraines

I didn’t suffer from migraines until after my second baby. This is something Dr. P. Christopher Gottchalk says he sees all to often.

“…Seems to be a factor there that after your second or third pregnancy that’s more likely to happen,” Dr. Gottchalk explained.

So, what’s the connection between migraines and motherhood? And what treatments are available?

I wanted to share my story hoping it may help others who are also on this journey.

Watch the video above for more.

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