• Family,  Migraine,  Migraine Advocacy,  Relationships

    An Open Letter to Family and Friends of People With Migraine

    There are some realities of migraine that none of us can escape. It affects more than a billion people worldwide, between 40-50 million in the United States alone and around 4 million of those have chronic migraine (15 or more headache days a month with 8 days being migraine). These are common symptoms of migraine: Pain (mild to severe) Dizziness/Vertigo Nausea/Vomiting Extreme sensitivity to light/scents/sound/motion Tinnitus/Ringing in the ears Aphasia (Difficulty speaking) Vision loss Visual phenomena (shapes, spots, colors, flashes of light, zig zag lines, halos etc) Weakness or numbness in face and extremities  Olfactory hallucinations (smelling odors that aren’t there) Intense fatigue/Weakness Neck pain and stiffness Irritability/Excitability Food cravings …

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    Family,  Gratitude

    Ideas for Family Time During Coronavirus Quarantine

    For many of us, in a pre-coronavirus world, it was a challenge to balance family time with home, jobs, school, and extra curricular activities. It was always something we had to find the time for in our busy life. One month ago, as the coronavirus announced its presence, the world changed. At first, everything felt chaotic, scary, and overwhelming as we tried to comprehend what was happening. What does it mean? Will my family be safe? Will our jobs be safe? Then schools closed, my husband started working from home, and there was no toilet paper to be found. It appeared as if the world had paused and the time…