Life with Migraine
Migraine Myths: My Insurance Determines the Migraine Meds I Can Take
Many people think that they have to take the medications their insurance requires rather than those their doctor prescribes. This is not true, although sometimes we do have to follow certain steps in order to get approval. Read this blog and follow the tips below to help get your migraine medications covered by your insurance…Read More
Why I Finally Added Self-Care To My Migraine Toolbox
Having lived with migraine for as long as I can remember, certainly from very early childhood, one of the coping mechanisms I learnt early on was to push through. For many of us with migraine, or in fact any other chronic disease, “pushing through” often becomes a way of life. However, one of the things…Read More
Why Do I Get Migraine Attacks In The Spring?
Spring is finally here – who’s looking forward to longer and warmer days? Many of us with migraine find that springtime can trigger attacks or worsen migraine symptoms. The changes in weather, fresh flower blooms and pollen, and spring cleaning can all contribute to migraine. Below are the spring triggers to look out for, and…Read More
Weather and Migraine – Are You a Human Barometer?
Are you better at predicting weather than a meteorologist? It goes without saying that migraine is the gift that keeps on giving. Different factors cause different headaches and changes in pressure have an impact. The migraine brain is sensitive to changes – and the response to change is generally a migraine attack. Weather Impacts the…Read More
Help Raise Awareness – Participate in the Migraine Behind the Mask Project
Can I Be Honest About Migraine? For those who have never lived through a debilitating migraine attack it can be challenging to truly understand everything that goes along with migraine disease. Many still find the concept that migraine is more than just a simple headache hard to believe. Sadly, stigma against those who live with…Read More
Migraine Myths: People with Migraine are Not Strong
“It’s just a headache – take an aspirin and you’ll feel better,” they say. How many times have you heard this? People living with migraine understand their condition is much more than just a headache. Migraine disease can be debilitating, and impact every aspect of our lives. Because of frequent and painful migraine attacks, we…Read More
Migraine Myths: You Get Migraine Because You Don’t Take Care of Yourself
Do you ever feel judged for having migraine? Like everyone in your life believes that if you were just a little healthier you would be cured and feel better? Or maybe it’s you who is hard on yourself when a migraine attack strikes. Have you ever blamed yourself for an attack and thought … “If…Read More
To Push Through or Not…THAT is the Migraine Question!
One of the greatest challenges that many of us face when living with a chronic disease like migraine is figuring out when to “push through” and when to stop. I find myself torn between trying to listen to my body and rest when necessary and yet not wanting to “give in” to this monster that keeps…Read More
Playing Tug of War with Your Migraine and Career?
We know that migraine impacts every facet of our life – migraine tends to strike during a person’s most productive years! Frequent attacks are most common in people between 25 to 55, which means they take a tremendous toll on earnings ability. It is estimated that 157 million workdays are lost in the U.S. annually…Read More
Migraine Myths: Only Medication Can Help Migraine
Don’t we all wish there was a magic pill that could cure our migraine forever?! Unfortunately, that is just not the case. Migraine is a complex neurological disease that presents itself on a wide spectrum of frequency, severity, symptoms, attack triggers, and responses to treatments. While medication is an important part of any treatment toolbox, it’s…Read More
Migraine Myths: Migraine Only Lasts 4-72 Hours
Have you heard that migraine attacks only last between 4 and 72 hours? Many people believe this to be true, but unfortunately, it’s a myth. In fact, migraine attacks can last much longer than a few hours or a few days, sometimes lasting weeks, months, or even years. What Is Status Migrainosus? According to the…Read More
Do You Have an Individual Exercise Plan?
“I was a marathon runner until my migraine became intractable chronic daily. I lived to run. It was my physical and psychological outlet. Then…boom…it came to a screeching halt. I began walking, which soon became my lifeline. That is until 2 years ago when I developed vestibular migraine and had 3 serious falls while walking.…Read More