✧ READ ALEXANDRIA’S BLOG POSTS ✧ My Mantra: “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet 2:2, Shakespeare ✧✧✧ Diagnosed with migraines at age 5, and with migraine-induced seizures at age 9, I have migraine, with and without aura, as well as Hemiplegic Migraine. I am an author whose prizes and awards … Continue reading Alexandria
By Alexandria – If you’re not familiar with self-hypnosis, let me assure you that it is nothing like what’s shown in horror films. No matter how skilled the therapist, meditation leader, or professional hypnotist, hypnosis meditations cannot make you do anything you do not wish to. I’ve heard of self-hypnosis for many things — weight … Continue reading The Best Free Apps to Combat Migraine & Chronic Pain
By Alexandria – “You’re getting a migraine, aren’t you?” said my physician last year during one of my regular visits. “If you were pulled over, a policeman would think you were drunk or on drugs. If you were taken to a hospital, they would think you were having a stroke. Time for you to get … Continue reading Why Getting a Medical ID Bracelet for My Hemiplegic Migraines Depressed Me
By The Migraine Mantras Team – Alexandria: I was diagnosed with migraine when I was 5, and I can’t recall ever not having the terrible pain, nausea, and vomiting of the migraine attacks. By the time I was 9, a doctor noticed I was having seizures during the migraine. For most of my life, I … Continue reading Our Stories of Chronic Migraine
By Alexandria & Wanda – Our Stories Alexandria: The smell of smoke woke me in the middle of the night. I got out of bed fast, prepared to evacuate my apartment. I heard people talking and assumed that others were already leaving the building. When I got to the hallway, however, it was empty: there … Continue reading What it’s Like to Live with Hemiplegic Migraine
By Migraine Mantras Team – We’re still only just beginning Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, but for those of us who regularly live with migraine and headache disorders, we are aware every single day. For many of us, the support of our chronically ill friends, as well as advocating, telling our stories, and just being … Continue reading Why Does Migraine Matter?
By Alexandria – I love going out to restaurants. It’s a real treat not having to cook an entire meal myself or enjoying dishes that are too complicated or time-consuming to make at home. Every once in a while, I like having someone wait on me, even if I’m only having a cup of tea … Continue reading 5 Things Restaurants Can Do to Eliminate Migraine Triggers
By Alexandria – Impacting not just the head but the entire body, migraine is the most common neurological disorder, affecting 10-15% of the adult population. For comparison, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder (after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease). Unfortunately, few people completely understand the mechanism of migraine. Even doctors, neurologists, and scientists … Continue reading This Is Your Brain on Migraine
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