By Brittany - For four and a half years, chronic migraine has run my life. It’s been at the forefront of most discussions and the primary focus when someone asks “How are you?” It’s hard to talk about sometimes, for fear of feeling like a broken record. Pain levels and symptoms fluctuate so frequently that … Continue reading How My Response to “How Are You?” Has Changed
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
By Winslow -With the rising prices of pharmaceutical medications, a great deal of people are searching for more natural solutions to treat their migraines. Below is a list of herbs thought to be beneficial in the treatment of migraine headaches. *Disclaimer: This list is not to be used to diagnose, treat or manage any condition. … Continue reading 5 Herbs That May Treat Migraine
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
By Pamela (Guest Writer) - Laying in bed, room as dark as you can get it in the middle the day, wishing every little sound would just stop... Loneliness creeps in and almost consumes you at times. It is not surprising that migraine and depression have been linked. Living a life where you need to shut yourself … Continue reading Lonely Alone Time
By Wanda - Do you make lists? I do. Tons of them. So many lists! Contacts, recipes, shopping lists, allergies, to do lists, appointments, doctors, medications, surgeries, conditions, test results, books to read, health studies... I make SO many lists! So, medications -- 27 at the moment. Some daily, some as needed, some I’d rather … Continue reading Chronically Fabulous at Fifty