By Mizgin - Did you know that around 50% of women who suffer with migraines say that their menstrual cycle affects their migraines? I was surprised to find this out and it helped me put things into perspective for myself. I did some research into the link between migraines and menstruation when my doctor asked … Continue reading The Link Between Migraine & Menstruation
By Maria - Migraines have been a part of my life since I was about 8 years old. As I have grown older they have gotten worse and worse over the years. For as long as I can remember during my childhood years, my head pain was just that: a painful head a few days … Continue reading My Experience with Medication Overuse Headache
By Mizgin - It was the absolute worst when I was trying to teach a poetry lesson in class and suddenly felt the pressure come along. Vivid, bright, zig-zag lines started forming in my left eye and I knew it was there to last at least half an hour. I had to ask my students … Continue reading My Head Hurts
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 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 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 Robert (Guest Writer) - Dear Dr ______, I owe you a short note. I’m about to call a spade, a spade. I’ve been left in an anxiety dither for these months since I saw you in October. That’s why I haven’t followed up with anything. I was VA-stunned by deja vu when you asked … Continue reading A Veteran’s Story of PTSD & Headache
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