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Me, Myself, and Migraines

Sometimes life is pain

Maya Kosoff
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readFeb 25, 2022

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Illustration: Carol Yepes / Getty Images

I think they started around the time I was eight years old. Sometimes on Sunday afternoons, I would get a thing I thought was a headache so bad that I couldn’t begin to verbalize how much it hurt me. Whenever it happened, I would lie down in the darkness of my bedroom, shivering, with a cold compress pressed over the left side of my…

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Maya Kosoff
Human Parts

i’m a freelance writer and editor. you can also read me in places like the new york times and vanity fair.