• 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,…

  • Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Brittany Gray

    Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Brittany Gray

    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…

  • Transient Aphasia - When the Words won't come

    Migraine Explained: Transient Aphasia

    One of the most annoying symptoms that I have during my Hemiplegic Migraine episodes is aphasia. The National Aphasia Association defines aphasia as, “an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech.”  Although aphasia is generally permanent, transient aphasia is temporary and is the type that accompanies migraines.…

  • Julie Davis shares her story in a series called My Migraine Life. Her story of Chronic Migraine will inspire you!

    Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Julie Davis

    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…

  • A Silent Migraine is a type of Migraine with Aura in which the person does not enter a Headache phase of the attack. #SilentMigraine #Migraine

    Migraine Explained: Silent Migraine

    Did you know that it is possible to have a Migraine without pain? You might be scratching your head because you thought that a Migraine is a headache. Well, if I do nothing else with this blog, I hope to educate some people about how untrue that assumption is. A…

  • Migrainous Stroke is an Ischemic Stroke that occurs in conjunction with a Migraine with Aura. It is important to seek medical treatment immediately if you notice these symptoms! #Stroke #MigrainousStroke #IschemicStroke

    Migraine Explained: Migrainous Stroke

    One of the stigmas most people that battle Migraines have to endure is that it is “just a bad headache”. Nothing could be further from the truth as I discussed in the four-part series, The Phases of Migraine. There are also some serious complications that can occur due to Migraine…

  • Phantosmia means smelling things that are not there. It is also called an olfactory hallucination or phantom smells. Phantosmia is considered to be part of the Aura phase of a Migraine, the phase that precedes the headache phase. #Migraine #PhantomSmells #Phantosmia #OlfactoryHallucinations

    Migraine Explained: Phantosmia

    It can easily be said that during my Migraine Attacks that my sense of smells is heightened. I smell things that no human should be able to smell. Basically, my nose is better than a coon dog on a great hunt! But what happens when there is no signs of…

  • Also known as the “Migraine Hangover”, this phase can be as debilitating as the Migraine pain itself. #Postdrome #Migraine #MigrainePhases

    Migraine Explained: Postdrome Phase

    One of the things that makes a Migraine very different than an ordinary headache is that it isn’t over once the pain subsides. Most people are not aware that there are after effects that are just has difficult to navigate as the other symptoms. This final phase of Migraine is…

  • The Headache Phase of a Migraine is the 3rd phase of a Migraine. It can include pain and many other symptoms of Migraine. #Headache #MigrainePhases #Migraine #Symptoms

    Migraine Explained: Headache Phase

    To those that do not experience Migraines, it may seem silly to write a post about the Headache Phase of a Migraine. You are probably thinking that a Migraine IS a headache after all. Nothing could be further from the truth! What is the Headache Phase? Headache is the third…

  • Aura is the second phase of a Migraine. It can include vision, verbal and Speech symptoms. #Migraine #Aura

    Migraine Explained: Aura

    One of the things that makes a Migraine different than an ordinary headache is that a Migraine has phases. Over the next few weeks, I want to take an indepth look at each phase of a Migraine. Today we will be looking at the Aura phase of a Migraine. What…