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 Dana - Migraines and sleep problems go together. According to the American Migraine Foundation, migraineurs are between two and eight times more likely to have difficulty sleeping. Chronic sleep problems could indicate a disorder like sleep apnea, where breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Many people associate sleep apnea with overweight, middle-aged men who … Continue reading Migraines & Sleep Apnea: A Connection Worth Considering
By Wanda - "Pain and loss define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world or relationship every thing has its time and everything ends." When we were little children just learning to walk we fell often. We accepted falling with a little fuss and then got back up and tried again. … Continue reading Lessons From Pain and Loss
By Erin (Guest Writer) - There is often a reason why we get headaches: not enough water, too much alcohol, lack of sleep or even certain foods. Your medical condition can also be a factor in why you are suffering from headaches more often than you had been previously. These headaches are called secondary headaches, … Continue reading COPD & Severe Headaches
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 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 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?