I suffered through a period of years of chronic migraines. I called them minor migraines from caparison to others who described what they went through. Sure, I had my bouts of ‘curl in a ball and hope to die’ and the ‘turn those -= insert appropriate expletives here =- lights off episodes, still, I didn’t equate them as anywhere near as bad as what others described. That said .. they stopped as soon as I started HRT. Now I can honestly say that all I have are chronic headaches (physical issues) and it is quite a relief.