*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…
I was diagnosed with Hemiplegic Migraine in 2019, after a few years of struggling for a diagnosis for some odd symptoms and experiences. Here are five things I wish I’d known when I was trying to get diagnosed and when I was newly diagnosed.
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.
Do you know that approximately 42% of people with chronic migraine are considered lacking enough serum Vitamin D? Let's take a deep dive into the often overlooked relationship between Vitamin D and migraine. As a registered dietitian with migraine, I am especially interested in keeping you updated with published research, my own experience and observations. What about Vitamin D and headache? We all know migraine is more than a headache, but millions suffer from headaches. And, many of us also get headaches that are not associated with our full migraine attacks. We’re all looking for pieces to our personal “migraine puzzle" and I'm confident that for some of you, Vitamin…
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.
What is the difference between sinus headache, sinus migraine and migraine headache? As it turns out, not much. Your sinus headache is very likely migraine. The location of the pain, as well as some common symptoms between sinus headache vs. migraine, seems to be the main reason for misdiagnosis by patients as well as primary care doctors.
Let’s face it, living with chronic illness can be emotionally draining and difficult. Bestselling author, Glennon Doyle, says, “We can do hard things.” Let’s look at how we can thrive with migraine, and add joy to our lives.
One of the most common questions people with migraine have is, “what can I take to get rid of this migraine attack that is over-the-counter.” Another inquiry is about what to do when their usual acute medication is inconsistent. They are often surprised by hearing that Benadryl for migraine is often helpful.
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.
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.