• 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…

  • How to Survive the Summer Heat with Chronic Illness

    How to Survive the Summer Heat with Chronic Illness

    Summer is upon us and the heat has taken over. Where I live, the summer heat combined with high humidity can create havoc for me because it triggers my Chronic Migraine. But other Chronic Illnesses can be impacted due to high temperatures and high humidity as well. Here are products…

  • Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Kriti Jindal

    Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Kriti Jindal

    As part of the Migraine Explained series, I wanted to share some stories of the people that struggle with Migraines. I tell my story on this blog but I want to give other perspectives of the disease as well. So, Occasionally, I will be having a guest writer that will share their Migraine Life.…

  • Migraine Explained: MIgraine Safety

    Migraine Explained: Migraine Safety

    As I have mentioned before, I have a rare type of Migraine called Hemiplegic Migraine. My aura symptoms include stroke like symptoms and includes vision loss, right side paralysis, Transient Aphasia and right side facial numbness (includes tongue and sometimes throat tingling). That is on top of the excruciating headache,…

  • Cooking with Chronic Illness - Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

    Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

    Cooking Made Easy Cooking made easy is a series that is designed to make cooking easy with a highlight on tips. kitchen tools and recipes. Whether you have Chronic Illness, a disability or are just looking for ways to make cooking easier, there is something in this series for you!…

  • My Mental Health Story

    My Mental Health Story

    How my Mind Became My Enemy is my mental health story. In these words, I share how my mind, negative thinking and living in the past created a firestorm in my life that almost killed me. Since it is Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I would highlight this four-part…

  • Medication Dispensers to Make Life Easier

    Medication Dispensers to Make Life Easier

    Gone are the days of basic medication dispensers that still require you to remember to take your medication. Now, medication dispensers are using modern technology. Let’s take a look as some of these modern marvels that will make life easier. Bluetooth Medication Dispensers and Reminders Medication Dispensers and reminders that…

  • 5 Thoughts that Impact your Mental Health

    5 Thoughts that Impact your Mental Health

    It should come as no surprise that your emotional health has a major impact on your mental health. It is much like how your nutritional health will affect the health of your body. There is one aspect of your emotional health that most people ignore and that is how your…