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    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…

  • 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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    Chronic Migraine,  Episodic Migraine,  Migraine,  Relationships,  Vestibular Migraine

    Finding the Right Migraine Support Group

    When I was first diagnosed with chronic vestibular migraine, I wasn’t sure where to turn. I literally didn’t know anyone else with the same diagnosis as me. And as much as I love my neurologist, he might not be too happy with multiple emails a day about what foods might be a trigger or what to do if I’m going to the bathroom too often with the magnesium I’m taking! So I began to research different groups online with others who shared a similar diagnosis.  There are a lot more now then there were back then. especially for VM, but I still felt overwhelmed by the amount that I could…

  • two women using the Migraine Healthline App
    Migraine,  Relationships

    The Migraine Healthline App: Building Community

    This article is sponsored by our partner, Healthline. Migraine Healthline, is the newest app that connects people with migraine. Download your free Migraine Healthline app here!  Migraine Strong has been partnering with Healthline over the past month to launch their new Migraine Healthline App. It is exciting to watch this new online migraine support group community come alive and take shape. We have been able to see relationships grow among the community members and see these very important connections taking place.  Things we love about the Migraine Healthline App! Live Chats: Sunday – Thursday there are nightly live chats that currently take place at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST. These Live Chats…

  • blonde woman using Migraine Healthline App
    Migraine,  Relationships

    Migraine Healthline: A New App For Migraine

    This article is sponsored by our partner, Healthline. Migraine Healthline, is the newest app that connects people with migraine. Download your free Migraine Healthline app here!  Before we found each other and created Migraine Strong, all five of us came to a point in our migraine journeys where we wanted to find others who understood what we were going through. While our families and friends are wonderfully supportive, it is different when you find others that experience what you do every day. There is a feeling of instant camaraderie when someone says ‘I know exactly what you mean.’ Through the years, we have become each other’s migraine buddies, partners, and…

  • Chronic Migraine can flip your life upside down, but changing your perspective may help bring back some positivity. #chronicillness #migraine #vestibularmigraine
    Chronic Migraine,  Relationships,  Vestibular Migraine

    Living with Chronic Vestibular Migraine – Turning the Negatives into Positives

    As if finding a doctor to treat something like vestibular migraine isn’t difficult enough, you have to navigate your life with this new chronic illness. While some have symptoms from an early age, many don’t, and they can morph and change over time. This illness can randomly pop up or be triggered by stressful events, hormones, and other things that are out of one’s control. While they say Migraine is genetic, there’s nothing that can explain why some people have it chronically and other’s don’t. Therefore there’s no possible way you can prepare yourself for how to handle the situation of a chronic illness. You’re sort of thrust into the…