The Hills: New Beginnings star Whitney Port, 34, has more on her plate than just her MTV reality show. She also runs her own lifestyle YouTube channel that shares her name, as well as her Dear Media podcast, With Whit. But she's not just busy with work; she's also a wife and the mom to the couple's two-year-old son, Sonny. Needless to say, it sounds like life is pretty good for her!
But of course, nothing is perfect. In Port's case, she's suffered from what she calls a "lifetime" of migraines. She's admitted to having them ever since she was a child. Anyone who regularly suffers from migraines knows just how painful and debilitating they can be. Port says that her migraines feel like "someone is constantly smashing my temples with a hammer", as well as causing her to develop sweaty palms and dizziness. She recently explained how her migraines have caused her to miss spending time with her son.
"[There's] a lot of quality time that I’ve missed or not been able to enjoy because I’ve been hit with a migraine," she revealed in an interview, adding that it takes time for her to "pull myself together."
She also added, "You have to do what you have to do to get through it. Even if I have to turn on the TV for Sonny to keep him busy. You’ve got to neutralize your kid so you can get yourself back on your feet."
Port also talked about how it's difficult for her to explain to her two-year-old about her migraines in a way that he can understand.
"It’s really, really hard, because he doesn’t understand what’s happening, and I just never want him to feel like he’s done anything for me to need to step away," she said. "I ask Timmy [her husband] to step in so I can lay down and close my eyes and drink a couple glasses of water. I’ll try to explain to Sonny as much as I can, that, 'Mommy has a little boo-boo on top of her head and she needs to rest for a second.' You do what you can."
While Port says that mild migraines happen about a once a week, worse ones can occur every couple of weeks or so. But it sounds like, despite this medical issue, she's trying to cope by popping some Exederin and riding it out. After all, there's only so much a person can do when a migraine decides to rear its ugly head.
"I feel like as I’ve gotten older and especially around stressful times they’ll get worse, because it’s like my body’s way of reacting to any kind of stress or anxiety. The interesting thing is that when I was pregnant I didn’t get them, so I think it’s a little bit of a hormonal thing. And now they vary in strength, but they come all too often," she remarked.