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 The Migraine Mantras Team - Alexandria: I was diagnosed with migraine when I was 5, and I can't recall ever not having the terrible pain, nausea, and vomiting of the migraine attacks. By the time I was 9, a doctor noticed I was having seizures during the migraine. For most of my life, I … Continue reading Our Stories of Chronic Migraine
By Greg (Guest Writer from Theraspecs) - Light sensitivity may as well be “Exhibit A” for why migraine is so much more than a headache. It is the second most commonly reported symptom after head-related pain and may affect as many as 90% of people with the condition. And let’s be honest: it can turn … Continue reading Light Sensitivity: A Real Pain for Migraine & Headache Disorders
By Sarina - Awareness is desperately needed for both headache disorders and chronic migraine. Both of these conditions are incredibly misunderstood by medical professionals as well as by your average Joe on the street. People who suffer from headache disorders and chronic migraine simply get told to “take some Tylenol and drink water,” as if … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Raise Awareness
By Wanda - Defining, diagnosing, and detailing a treatment plan for migraine usually means multiple trips to the doctor, endless imaging, blood work, and lots of trial and error. It’s easy to become frustrated within the process in general, and with one or more health care providers. Being passed from your GP to labs and … Continue reading Why I Appreciate My Healthcare Provider
By Migraine Mantras Team - We’re still only just beginning Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, but for those of us who regularly live with migraine and headache disorders, we are aware every single day. For many of us, the support of our chronically ill friends, as well as advocating, telling our stories, and just being … Continue reading Why Does Migraine Matter?
By Winslow - For June 2018's Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, our theme is "You are not alone." Migraines are one of the most isolating events a person can go through. When the very sound of someone else’s voice makes the pain increase, you are forced to seclude yourself. This is a pain no one … Continue reading You Are Not Alone