• 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…

  • 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,…

  • So what is the problem with the season change that causes the issue? Let’s take a look at some of the factors that seem to create the perfect Migraine Storm. #SeasonalMigraine #SeasonChange #DaylightSavingsTime

    Migraine Explained: Season Change

    When it is time for a season change and the clocks spring forward or fall back, my brain seems to going into an open rebellion. It rebels against too much change at one time. These shifts trigger a season of Status Migrainosus that will typically require hospitalization. So what is…

  • Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine: A Migraine that produces temporary stroke like symptoms. #hemiplegicmigraine #migraine

    Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine Defined

    I blog about my journey with Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine. Most people hear the words but hang on to the word Migraine at the end and think, “she has a headache”. The vast majority, including medical professionals, never stop to think about the implications of the two words I said before…

  • It was a win because the team won and because I made it through the entire game. It was a defeat because doing so pushed my body well beyond its limits. - #boundaries #health #chronicillness #hemiplegicmigraine #football

    When a Win Feels Like a Defeat

    Last Friday night, my step-grandson was playing in the first varsity football 🏈 game of the season. I really wanted to go because I had missed the entire season last year. I wanted to see him help his team get the win! Right from the start, I knew this was…

  • “Nevertheless, She Persisted - #chronicillness #perserverence #facingadversity #migraine

    “Nevertheless, She Persisted” – My Weekend Mantra

    The weekend wasn’t  a complete bust but it wasn’t a total success either. What I can say is that I did my best and no matter what happened, I persisted! I didn’t stop trying. Over the past few weeks, the weather has been rough. High humidity, High temperatures, storms and…

  • LETTER TO MY BRAIN - #migraine #hemiplegicmigraine #aphasia #aura #paralysis

    Letter to my Brain

    Last week, several people wrote letters to their brain. I made a comment on Jay’s post over at beardedigor.wordpress.com that I would be afraid of what I would say. He said I should do it…Challenge Accepted! Dear Brain, What On Earth is going on up there? For the many years you would…

  • Food, trigger, migraine

    Eliminating Migraine Trigger Food

    Having Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine has taken a lot of things from me but none has been more frustrating than some of the food I can no longer eat. Figuring out food triggers is especially difficult because it is not easy to track. A migraine triggered by food may not happen…

  • Drive

    The Reason I Had to Stop Driving

    Simply put, I love to drive and at one time I considered myself adventurous. Not bungee jumping or mountain climbing adventurous but if I wanted to go somewhere there wasn’t much that could stop me. I had no fear about going somewhere by myself and was ready for a road trip…

  • 5 Strange Migraine Cure Suggestions

    If you struggle with migraine then you know that everyone likes to bombard you with treatment ideas. Most of them are pretty basic and are not the migraine cure but offer no consequences either. Like “drink more water” I hear this one a lot! The internet is a great resource…