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 Sarina - Chronic migraine is notorious for disrupting plans, preventing individuals from working, and overall reducing one’s quality of life. When my migraine disease became severe in my senior year of high school, my college plans went straight out the window. I had been dealing with migraines on and off since about age 12, … Continue reading How I’m Surviving College with Chronic Migraine
By Desiree - Today I am going to tell you about a typical day in my life with a migraine. If you don’t suffer from migraines on a daily basis, consider yourself lucky. I first want to mention that I have been suffering from these migraines since I was 11 years old and unfortunately, I … Continue reading A Day in My Life with Migraines
By Jorie & Jeannette - Each year, the National Headache Foundation sets the theme for Migraine and Headache Disorders Awareness Month. For 2019, Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc. and The Migraine Mantras asked the Faces Of Chronic Migraine participants to share what the theme "Sowing The Seeds" mean to them. Here are the participants responses: "Like a … Continue reading Sowing the Seeds: The Faces of Migraine
By Sarina - Triptans. What are they? Triptans are a class of medications most commonly used as abortive relief for migraine and cluster headache. For many migraineurs, triptans are their go-to rescue meds and can successfully beat down a migraine. There are multiple triptans that can be tried, with different types being more or less … Continue reading My Experience with Triptans for Migraine
By Maria - We all have been there: having a horrible migraine, feeling like crap, maybe even nauseous. On top of that, anxiety kicks in to make a bad situation worse. When something similar to the cited scenario happens, we usually start hating ourselves and our bodies. We question things like, why does this happen … Continue reading How to Manifest Self Love when Migraine Gets You Down
By Wanda - "When we can begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves." ~ Katherine Mansfield. Being a migraineur, a spoonie, or even a parent, we face fear and failure on a regular basis. With … Continue reading Laughing at Migraines
By Winslow - Headaches can come in various different forms. Tension headaches, sinus headaches, menstrual migraines and cluster headaches are just a few examples of these debilitating demons that plague a great deal of people. It is estimated that 13% of Americans suffer from migraine headaches which calculates to around 38 million people. It is … Continue reading Migraine or Cluster: Which Are You Having?
By John Martinez in association with Axon Relief (Guest Post) - If you’re active in the migraine community, you may be noticing that CBD oil is starting to pick up steam as a possible treatment for migraine headaches. However, are the floods of positive anecdotal evidence backed by scientific data? The short answer is: not … Continue reading CBD Oil for Migraineurs?
By Wanda - You would have to sit in on an appointment with my awesome neurologist and me to understand the differences between rice cereal, rice pudding, sticky white rice, and what they have to do with a brain. Every once in a great while, after seeing countless doctors, you might be lucky enough to … Continue reading Sticky Rice, Rice Pudding, Rice Cereal, & Your Brain