• 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…

  • 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…

  • Positivity, chronic illness, mental health

    I Feel Better When I …

    INGA Wellbeing started a Twitter campaign that made me think about what types of things I can do to make myself feel better. The idea is to share the things that make you feel better even on days that are not that great. This is a great way to turn…

  • 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…

  • Compassion, empathy, chronic illness

    Compassion, Empathy & Chronic Illness

    Here is an example of a text that was sent to my by a friend, “Praying the Lord will continue to place a miraculous healing touch on your life”. On the surface there is nothing wrong with this text. In fact, before I got sick 2 years ago, I probably…

  • 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…

  • Status Migrainous, status migraine, migraine

    What is Status Migrainous?

    Saturday night I made that dreaded decision to go to the ER. My Hemiplegic Migraines were coming every 2-3 hours. Another words, as soon as I would get over one Migraine another one would hit. It is like riding a roller coaster that will not stop and let you off.…

  • Hangover, migraine

    It’s Migraine Hangover Day

    Once my feet hit the floor I realize that although my pain is gone, my body apparently didn't the memo that it is supposed to function correctly today. I try to remember why I was even getting out of bed...my brain just can't seem to hold my thoughts...it is hangover…