• Headache and hair loss help
    Hair loss,  Migraine

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

    *This post contains affiliate links 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…

  • Alternative Therapies,  Diet,  Migraine,  Natural Treatments,  Nausea

    Best Tea for Migraine: Check Out Our Top Picks

    OK, I know what you’re thinking…tea for migraine? Insert eye roll right? But hear me out here. I do understand the seriousness of our neurological disease. After spending MANY months housebound due to the ongoing dizziness caused by vestibular migraine, I understand how debilitating it can be as well. So I am not touting tea for migraine as our miracle cure. Tea is not going to magically make your neurological disease go away, but it can help ease some of its symptoms.

  • Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    Books about Migraine that will Motivate you to Take Control Now

    There is no question that migraine is a disease that occurs on a spectrum. Some people experience chronic daily symptoms while others get attacks just a few times a year. So each of us experience migraine disease differently. Yet, all of us want to be sure it impacts our life as little as possible. Learning everything you can about treatment, triggers and managing symptoms can lessen its impact on your life and empower you to take control over your symptoms. I’ve compiled a list of books about migraine as educational resources to help you do just that.

  • Migraine,  Natural Treatments

    5 Migraine Natural Treatments that Actually Work

    Let me start by saying as someone diagnosed with both vestibular migraine and Meniere’s disease I believe in medication. I personally take preventative medication daily and also use abortive and rescue medication as needed. So there will be no medication shaming happening here. I understand people with chronic pain and vestibular disease need them. That said, those with migraine have to watch how often we reach for our abortive and rescue medications to avoid rebound or medication overuse headache. So having effective migraine natural treatments to reach for in our migraine toolkit is essential. Here are five migraine natural treatments that are effective in managing my symptoms. My Top 5…

  • allay lamp green light for migraine
    Alternative Therapies,  Nausea,  Vestibular Migraine

    Allay Lamp: Green Light Therapy for Vestibular Migraine

    When I first saw the Allay Green Light for migraine relief I’m going to admit, I was a bit skeptical. When you see an ad for it scroll across your Facebook newsfeed, it hurts your eyes a little to look at it. Rest assured that green light you see through your computer screen is not the light emitted from the lamp. The Allay light bulb contains no color mingling or color interference like on your computer screen or phone. It’s a pure, flicker-free light that’s gentler than every other light. As I read positive reviews and learned who developed the lamp, it definitely started to spark my interest. I wondered…

  • Dizzy,  Meniere's Disease,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Dizziness Relief Tips: Advice from Vestibular Patients

    Dizziness relief is something we all need because one of the hardest parts about living with a vestibular disorder is dealing with daily dizziness. For starters, it’s a terribly unpleasant and unsettling sensation. Feeling it daily is exhausting more than most people know. Because our brains use so much energy in attempting to compensate for dizziness. ‘Dizzy’ is also an all-encompassing word to describe the many types of symptoms we experience. Our dizziness can include general imbalance, rocking and swaying, dropping and bouncing sensations or full on whirling vertigo. With that line up of dizzy symptoms it’s important to have an arsenal of treatment options ready to bring you relief.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Depression,  Migraine

    12 Strategies to Cope with Depression and Isolation with the Stay at Home Order

    Most of us have been living under safer at home orders for over a month now. You only have to read recent posts from your friends on Facebook to understand our emotional response to stay at home orders along with our sense of danger varies widely from person to person. Yet, even if you’re completely healthy these orders can have negative effects. For those with migraine, negative thoughts that cycle into depression and anxiety can trigger more frequent attacks. While it’s the first time any of us have ever experienced anything like this, it’s not the first time the world has dealt with quarantine. We need strategies to help us…

  • Wash Hands to prevent cold, flu and corona virus
    Cold,  Flu,  Migraine

    Managing Migraine During Coronavirus, Cold & Flu Season

    Cold and flu season comes around every year generally running from about Thanksgiving to Easter. As it reaches it’s peak here in the US along with the new, Coronavirus, it’s important to focus on prevention and safe treatment. When you have migraine disease, adding an additional illness on top of it can definitely complicate things. Developing tools for migraine and flu relief is the key. Cold and flu symptoms entwined with migraine make body aches, brain fog and fatigue unbearable. So knowing how to work through both illnesses at the same time is necessary.  The last thing you want to do is unknowingly trigger a migraine attack while trying to…