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    When Fear Takes Over

    On Sunday, I felt like I was physically able to go to church. This was only the second time this year that I felt like I could go. As I started the getting ready, I realized I was afraid. Fear had begun to take over. You see, my husband and…

  • New Medication Protocol …

    As I said in my last blog post, I am going off of my preventative medications. Slowly tapering off will take between 5-6 months. On top of this change, my Doctor and I came up with a new rescue medication protocol. The first part of this is for migraine pain…

  • Taking a Medication Vacation

      By definition, a medication vacation is when a patient stops taking a medication(s) for a period of time under supervision and direction of a Doctor. On Friday, I had a follow up appointment with my Mayo Clinic Doctor. It was a long appointment that resulted in some major treatment…

  • A Fresh Perspective …

    One week ago, I was admitted to the hospital because my migraine auras were coming every 2 hours. My pain was off the charts and my brain was exhausted. During my stay in the hospital, I didn’t post a blog because I really needed to stay off of screens and…

  • Expect the Unexpected …

    One thing that is inevitable about having a chronic illness is that plans can change in an instant. I had planned on watching the Migraine World Summit everyday and posting my thoughts on one of the topics each day. Unfortunately, my unpredictable, chronic life had different plans for me. I…

  • Aging and Migraine…

    WORLD MIGRAINE SUMMIT – DAY 1 Each day of the World Migraine Summit I will be picking one of the day’s topics and giving a small review. This was an interesting topic and Dr. Allan Purdy; Professor of Neurology, Dalhousie University, Canada gave an amazing talk about aging with migraine.…

  • Migraine, myth busters

    Myth Busters: Migraine Edition

    I have picked out 5 myths about migraine and will explain why they are not true. It isn’t possible to have a migraine everyday – If a migraine attack occurs at least 15 days a month for 3 months or more then it is called Chronic Migraine. Episodic Migraine is…

  • The Migraine World Summit Information …

    The 2018 Migraine World Summit starts on April 18 and I am really excited. Just my opinion, last year’s topics were a little lackluster…BUT THIS YEAR IS PACKED WITH GREATNESS! Talks about new treatments, stigmas surrounding Migraine, unconventional treatments, etc. The best part is that it is free! Just register…

  • High Pain Day & Recovery Day - #migraine #pain #chronicillness #recovery #migrainehangover

    High Pain Day & Recovery Day

    This past weekend definitely ranks among one of my worst. I was awakened at 5 am on Saturday with a Hemiplegic Migraine. The pain was at an 8 with spikes to a 9, the nausea was off the charts and the paralysis lasted for almost 2 hours. Truth is, I…

  • Fear, afraid

    Sometimes I am Afraid

    There are a few things that is rarely talked about by people that battle migraines. One of the big ones is FEAR. Why fear? Well… I find the darkness of my dark, quiet room envelope me. The quietness is just too quiet and the darkness is just a little too…