My Mantra: “I’m happy if I can help even one person.”
I am from the coast of South Texas. While I spent most of my childhood and teenage years with episodic migraine, I became chronic in 2009 while finishing a double bachelor’s degree at Houston Baptist University.
Throughout my years of attempting to manage chronic migraine, I have tried a slew of preventative and abortive medications. In addition to other treatments, ranging from trigger point injections, Botox injections, to the Stim trial surgery. I also tried alternative treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture, aqua therapy, and natural oils. Despite my unfortunate limited success at controlling my chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis, I went on to complete a Master’s degree in Human Resources.
Since 2011, I have worked with the founder of Chronic Migraine Awareness to turn the support group into a startup non-profit organization. My goal has always been to let other people with migraine and other chronic health issues know that they are not alone in their struggles and to try to foster awareness and understanding of the impact of chronic migraine. I have a strong desire to help others gain knowledge about chronic migraine and to help them push forward in a positive light.
In April of 2017, I joined forces with the Health Union to create articles to help individuals in these ways. Now I am lucky enough to join the Migraine Mantras team to do the same. I am very excited to see what light I can bring to the migraine community.