• Is Medical PTSD Real?

    Is Medical PTSD Real?

    Lately, I have noticed that a lot of people in the Chronic Illness community are using a term that confused me a little. The term is Medical PTSD. When I first saw this term on a Facebook group, I thought it was just a new way to add a mental…

  • My New Diagnosis: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    New Diagnosis: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    Over the past few months, I have been given an additional diagnosis. This explains the constant headache pressure I feel and may be the cause of many of my other symptoms. The diagnosis is Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. What is Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? Formally known as Pseudotumor Cerebri, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension…

  • How to Master Holiday Self Care

    How to Master Holiday Self Care

    The holiday season is so busy and the to do list seems to get longer by the day. Taking the time for some holiday self care is an important part of being able to enjoy the season. 5 Ways to Master Holiday Self Care Taking care of yourself during the…

  • Migraine Explained: Migraine Related Nausea

    Migraine Explained: Migraine Related Nausea

    Besides pain, nausea is probably one of the most common symptoms of Migraine. From my experience, Migraine and nausea go hand in hand. What causes Migraine related nausea and how do you treat it? Migraine Related Nausea – What is the connection? According to research, at least 60% of people…

  • Chronic Illness Related Anxiety

    Chronic Illness Related Anxiety

    I talk with a lot of people with many different Chronic Illnesses and we have many things in common. While chatting in Online groups on Facebook, one issues seems to be discussed by almost everyone; Chronic Illness related Anxiety. I am one among the many that deal with this issue…

  • 5 Steps to Challenge your Mindset

    5 Steps to Challenge your Mindset

    We all have those days when everything that can go wrong will go wrong. You are running late, you can’t find your keys, your son lost his shoe and then you realize your gas tank is on empty. It is enough to make you want to pull your hair out…

  • Migraine Explained: Migraine During Pregnancy - Featuring Marina from Migraine Strong

    Migraine Explained: Migraine During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy Plan I read the “What To Expect Before You’re Expecting” book from cover to cover before I got pregnant. As soon as I saw two lines on my pregnancy test, I moved on to its highly anticipated sequel, “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”. I even bought the “What…

  • Migraine Explained: Photophobia - When Light Hurts

    Migraine Explained: Photophobia

    Photophobia or light sensitivity is an intolerance to light. Many chronic illnesses include this as a symptom so having a dark room to escape to is very important. I have a severe sensitivity to light and am unable to tolerate the light coming in from a window. I have to…

  • Rare Types of Migraine

    5 Rare Types of Migraine

    Migraine is classified into two classifications, Migraine with Aura and Migraine without Aura. Within these two classifications are several rare types of Migraine. Each of these rare types of Migraine comes with specific symptoms. It is important to identify what type Migraine you have in order to receive the proper…

  • Hurricane Preparedness - Migraine Edition

    Hurricane Prep: Migraine Edition

    I am sure that the first thing you think of when you think about hurricane prep will not be migraine. But because tropical systems are so powerful, they are also a trigger for many people with Migraine. The 2018 hurricane season was very active. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…