• 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…

  • 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…

  • “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…

  • Weather and Migraine - #migraine #chronicillness #headache

    The Weather is Trying to Kill Me

    “The weather is trying to kill me”, this is a statement that I have repeated many times over the past two weeks. I know that it sounds like a crazy statement based on irrational paranoia but it isn’t, I promise. I do realize that the weather can’t kill me but…

  • Comfort food, food, weather, chronic illness

    Comfort Food & Rice Krispie Treats

    This week has been dreary, wet and cold. What is up with that? It is April for crying out loud. Easter has passed and even my mother says I can wear sandals now. But no…the weather that gave us 80 degree days in February is giving us Winter in April. All…

  • The Trigger That Can’t Be Avoided

    I changed my diet to avoid the nitrates, MSG, CHOCOLATE and certain cheese that are triggers for my Hemiplegic Migraine. You know, those things that can keep me in the dark cave for the rest of the day. I have tried to learn new ways to handle stress and I…