By Wanda - Lets start at the beginning with the definition of “research”: 1. Noun - the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions 2. Verb - investigate systematically Remember doing research papers in school? In order to become our own best advocate, we … Continue reading Migraine & Headache Disease Research
By Wanda - Hope, as an intransitive verb is defined as to cherish a desire with anticipation; to want something to happen or be true. As a transitive verb it is defined as a desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment or to expect with confidence according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. A simpler description of … Continue reading What’s the Hoopla About Having Hope?
By Kirstie & Jorie - When it comes to knowing your rights with the medical field, things can get murky. The fine print isn’t always easy to read and most of us sign our names away anyway, prompted by quick receptionists and needing to just get it done. But do you really know what your … Continue reading Understanding Your Medical Rights
By Lisa-Marie - "Hey girl. I'm really sorry, but I have to cancel our plans for tonight. I'm in bed with a killer migraine. Rain check?" "Good morning boss, I'm unfortunately stuck in bed with a migraine, so I won't be able to come in to work today. Sorry for the inconvenience." "Hi Professor, I … Continue reading Social Life and Migraines
By Wanda - My memories begin with migraines at a very young age which made it difficult to communicate to a family of non-migraine sufferers what was going on in my head. Basilar migraines are associated with the occipital region of the brain, around the base of the skull. It's hard to convince an adult … Continue reading It Really is All in My Head: My Story of Basilar Migraines
By Emily & Jorie - My introduction to essential oils almost seemed clandestine. I had been hearing a lot about them for quite some time but really hadn’t looked into them enough myself. My interest had been piqued so I reached out to a friend I knew was using them. I originally was looking for … Continue reading Essential Oils for Migraine
By Alisha - There’s a lot to be said for migraine. One, it hurts. Like hell. Two, it consumes a lot of your time. This time is consumed in various ways. Most of it is spent in dark rooms, in bed, hugging toilets, at emergency rooms, crying out in pain, and often, in complete misery. … Continue reading “Normal” Self-Care vs. Migraine Self-Care
By Lisa-Marie - No, silly--I don't love my migraines. But I do love my partner who helps me through my life with migraines. I've had migraines for 22 years now--and by the way, I'm only 22 years old. Migraines, for me, have been an obstacle that no one has been able to fully understand. But how … Continue reading In Love with Migraines