• Jenn after her migraine recovery
    Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    The Vestibular Migraine Recovery Plan that Ended My Daily Dizziness

    Most people consider migraine to be a terrible headache that lasts a couple of hours and then the person recovers and feels better. But, that’s far from the reality of what it’s like living with migraine disease. Migraine is actually a neurological condition that along with intense head pain causes the brain to have an inappropriate response to stimuli also called triggers. Stimuli include lights, sounds, scents, hormones, weather, sleep disturbances, stress, dehydration, chemicals in foods and in the environment and so much more. These factors are easily ignored by those without migraine, but for those with migraine, it can feel like an assault to our senses and create debilitating…

  • old fashioned typewriter with my migraine story on the paper
    Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    My Story – The Long Road to Vestibular Migraine Diagnosis, Treatment Plan and Hope

    New Yok City, November 2017: It was the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily I had a few days off of work as I came down with a really bad cold. Fever, chills, achiness, the whole shebang. I was so sore and fatigued that I couldn’t get out of bed at times. I vividly remember my eyeballs being really sore. It hurt to move my eyes from side to side or up and down.

  • bottle of timolol maleate drops for migraine
    Medication,  Migraine,  Research,  Science/Research,  Timolol

    Timolol Eye Drops For Migraine: Is It The Right Abortive for you?

    Timolol eye drops for migraine is a big topic of conversation in our private Facebook group. Why would glaucoma eye drops be so interesting to people with migraine? A couple of small studies have shown Timolol maleate ophthalmic drops (0.5% solution) to be effective for treating acute migraine attacks. This article will explore how timolol for migraine and vestibular migraine can be an effective and less expensive option for treating attacks. The goal is to give you information to evaluate if Timolol maleate eye drops 0.5% ophthalmic solution is an appropriate treatment to discuss with your doctor.

  • boy walking on log withe arms outstretched for vestibular rehab therapy
    Dizzy,  Migraine,  Natural Treatments,  Science/Research,  The Treatment Pie,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy- Tips From a Vestibular Migraine Rehabilitation Therapist to Help You Overcome Dizziness Now

    Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a form of physical therapy aimed at reducing symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, and lightheadedness in those who have vestibular dysfunction. Those with Vestibular Migraine, a very common vestibular diagnosis, are some of the many people who benefit from VRT.

  • woman lying in bed with migraine and fatigue
    Fatigue,  Migraine

    Migraine and Fatigue: Tips to Increase Energy Now

    If you have migraine and fatigue you’re not alone. Fatigue is one of the most common invisible symptoms of migraine. It has been found to occur in as many as 70% of migraine patients. (1) To make things more complicated fatigue can trigger a migraine attack, though it most often comes as a result of one. Fatigue is more than the tiredness that someone without chronic illness feels after a hard workout or a long day at the office. Fatigue is also not just sleepiness. It can’t be alleviated by a good night’s sleep. It’s muscle weakness, a deep lack of energy, alertness and strength. Migraine and fatigue are always…

  • essential oils for headache
    Alternative Therapies,  Essential Oils,  Natural Treatments

    Essential Oils for Headaches- An Informative Guide

    Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts made from any part of a plant including leaves, stems, bark, roots and rinds. Makers use many different methods such as cold pressing and steam distillation to reduce them to concentrated oils that capture their scent. The benefits of these plant essences include congestion relief, pain reduction, feelings of wellness, relaxation and more. This guide will not promise you a magic cure to your migraine disease by using essential oils for headaches. Instead, it will show you the very useful place they hold in our migraine relief tool kits. While they can’t control our disease, they can help to ease the symptoms of…

  • Headache and hair loss help
    Hair loss,  Migraine

    Headache and Hair Loss- Smart Strategies To Help You Look Your Best

    When I first got sick with vestibular migraine, to say I was suffering is an understatement. I couldn’t function. I couldn’t move through space without feeling like I was whirling. Feeling too much movement is indescribably hideous. It leaves you feeling exhausted, dizzy, nauseous and disoriented. Even sitting perfectly still, I felt rocking, dropping and swaying sensations. My eyes couldn’t focus on moving objects. I tried to be strong in front of those I love, but I was seriously depressed. I cried every single day while I was alone. Who would have thought I’d have to consider needing help for headache and hair loss. The toll vestibular migraine placed on…

  • several migraine preventive medications on a white surface
    Chronic Migraine,  Episodic Migraine,  Medication,  Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    Migraine Preventive Medications: Comprehensive Guide

    While over 1 billion people world wide have migraine, only a small percentage of them use migraine preventive medications to control their migraine attacks. A migraine preventive medication is considered and offered when people with migraine meet certain criteria: Four or more attacks per month or eight head pain days – Can include severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks typically last for 4-72 hours, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with daily activities. Vestibular migraine attacks might not have head pain, but will include…

  • migraine healthline logo with aware together on it
    Migraine,  Relationships

    Come Find Community within the Migraine Healthline App

    This article is sponsored by our partner, Healthline. Migraine Healthline, is a new app that connects people with migraine. Download your free Migraine Healthline App!  We have been working with Healthline since February to build a strong community within the Migraine Healthline App. This Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, we continue to join forces with Healthline to raise awareness and provide support for the migraine community. We have enjoyed spending time in the app. It is amazing to watch the community take shape and evolve. We see friendships blossom and watch people suffering with migraine reach out to others to lend a steadying hand.  What We Love About The Migraine…

  • Meniere's Disease,  Science/Research,  Vestibular Migraine

    The Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s Disease Connection Explained

    Migraine disease (MD) occurs on a spectrum, so much so that even people within the same family, with the same genes experience a very different variety and severity of migraine symptoms. Dr. Michael Teixido who is an otolaryngologist with a special interest in advancing the study of conditions that affect hearing and balance, says dizziness and vertigo symptoms occur in about 25% of migraine patients. That breaks down to about 3 in 100 people. Yet, in my primary care physician’s office, I am her only patient diagnosed with vestibular migraine (VM) and I live in a very densely populated county in Florida. For me this points to a problem of…