✧ READ PEGGY’S BLOG POSTS ✧ My Mantra: “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be good.” ✧✧✧ I had my first migraine attack at age 18 during my freshman year in college at Mercer University. Just over a decade later, this monster disease turned chronic. I have had migraine pain at some level every day since … Continue reading Peggy
By Peggy – Once upon a time, television was my distraction of choice. Through many long days of chronic migraine pain, it hypnotized and help numb. I could keep the volume low and park myself in front of the screen to (somewhat) keep from focusing on my throbbing head. But last February when the pain … Continue reading Product Review & Personal Experience: Migraine Glasses
By Peggy – As I sit here on my couch in Georgia caught firmly within the clutches of a monster migraine, my family is getting home from an Alaskan adventure. They flew cross-country to Seattle, explored the city on land and sea, boarded a cruise ship in Vancouver and sailed to Alaska. There, they rode … Continue reading The Grief & Gratitude of Chronic Migraine
By Peggy – The pain will never end. I have failed. I can’t do this again. This is my fault. I’m overwhelmed. I’m hopeless. I’m helpless. I can’t figure this out. I can’t fix this. These are the thoughts that play in my head on repeat during a migraine attack when pain escalates. What do … Continue reading 5 Ways to Change the Negative Way We Talk to Ourselves
By Jeannette & Jorie – Every year in February, advocates for migraine and headache disease come together in Washington, DC for an event known as Headache on the Hill. HOH is organized by The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA), and has been running now for 12 years. During HOH, advocates of all kinds — … Continue reading Voices from the Hill
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