• allay lamp green light manages migraine light sensitivity
    Alternative Therapies,  Chronic Migraine,  Migraine,  Research,  Science/Research

    The Allay Lamp for Migraine Light Sensitivity

    My migraine light sensitivity is rather legendary. Everyone from my family, friends and even this migraine community has heard me talk about or has read what I have written about it. During bad attacks it seems as if the sun is loud and not just exceedingly bright. I love a dark cave of a room during an attack more than anywhere else. It is my safe place.  When I was approached by the Allay company to test the new Lamp for migraine in exchange for my feedback, I was excited to give it a try. This is yet another tool that we can add to our toolbox to fight migraine…

  • Migraine world summit 2020
    Migraine,  Science/Research

    The Migraine World Summit- Expertise You Should Not Miss

    Please excuse me while I geek-out a little.  It’s time for the Migraine World Summit 2020!  For those of you who have participated in previous events, here’s your link to register right now as you know you don’t want to miss it.  Click-click-click because it’s only 4 weeks away! For those of you not familiar with it, the Migraine World Summit (MWS) is an annual online event that you don’t want to miss.  You get to see and hear expert doctors, researchers and patient advocates discuss topics that we are all hungry to learn about. We all want to know what is next for us and how we can get…

  • woman leaning forward easing her neck pain from migraine
    Chronic Migraine,  Episodic Migraine,  Migraine,  Science/Research

    Why is Migraine Such A Pain In The Neck?

    I have had neck pain along with migraine for as long as I can remember. It just took me a long time to realize that the migraine neck pain in my was actually a symptom related to migraine. It was not a separate underlying condition. This was certainly complicated by the fact that I had herniated a disc at the C6-C7 area of my spine shortly after my son was born. Because of this, I really thought that the years of neck pain before and after this injury were all related, even though physical therapy was successful. Why was I still so convinced that the pain in my neck was…

  • a rabbit going down a hole after the root cause of migraine
    Chronic Migraine,  Diet,  Migraine,  Science/Research,  Sleep,  Supplements,  The Bucket Theory,  The Treatment Pie

    What Is The Root Cause of Migraine

    Back in my early days of episodic migraine I didn’t give much thought to the root cause of migraine attacks.  It wasn’t until I had chronic migraine (defined as 15 or more days per month with migraine symptoms) that I started to wonder what the heck was causing my once full life to get smaller and smaller.  Once I was satisfied that it was “just” migraine and not a brain tumor or aneurysm ready to blow, I wanted to know what was wrong with my body so I could fix it. What was my root cause of migraine? While Migraine Strong writes about the latest in migraine treatments, this is not…

  • Tips for beginners of Ketogenic diet for migraine. Read this to succeed! Includes video interview by Ashley Koff, RD. | Migraine Strong
    Chronic Migraine,  Diet,  Keto,  Migraine,  Science/Research,  Vestibular Migraine

    Keto For Migraine – Starting From Scratch

    If you are reading this, then you have heard that the ketogenic diet can be an excellent way to help manage migraine. As a registered dietitian schooled in the low-fat era, I thought “Eww, gross!” about low-carb and keto. I wish I had been more open-minded sooner as keto is not at all what I thought it would be like. It helped my head and my overall wellness and was delicious. You may be considering this significant change in the way you eat to help you find a new level of relief from migraine attacks. I will focus this piece on some basics and not on a history of keto nor…

  • Chronic Migraine,  Migraine,  Science/Research

    Four Ideas For When A Headache Specialist Isn’t An Option

    If you have had chronic migraine for any length of time, you have heard some version of this…’you need to see a headache specialist.’ It’s a true statement. However, when the number of headache specialists in the United States is up to a whopping 569 to treat approximately four million chronic migraine patients…scheduling to see one of these specialists can feel like scoring slightly better odds than spotting a unicorn. ** While Migraine Strong writes about the latest in migraine treatments, this is not medical advice. We are patient educators and all information you read should be discussed with your doctor. The reason why we as a community are always…

  • 5 Nutrients / Supplements proven to help to treat migraine symptoms. #Migraine #ChronicMigraine #Magnesium #Supplements
    Migraine,  Science/Research,  Supplements

    5 Proven Migraine Supplements You Must Know About

    The evidence for nutritional supplements to help with migraine prevention and treatment of active attacks exists. We wish there were bigger studies on migraine supplements so that more doctors in primary care and general neurology would learn some of the things that certified headache specialists know – they work! So, since social media continues to transform how people with migraine educate themselves, we hope this little summary of the five most effective migraine supplements can help you soothe your own cranky neurons. Please understand that “most effective” means that there has been enough research plus clinical observations in the medical community to deem these 5 supplements as probably or possibly…

  • Vestibular migraine is more than a headache. Find out the symptoms and tests that help diagnose this disorder. #vestibularmigraine
    Science/Research,  Vestibular Migraine

    Vestibular Migraine (MAV) – More Than A Headache

    I often see people say “I can’t have Vestibular Migraine – I don’t get headaches”. In fact, those were the exact words I said to my ENT when I was originally diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic. What a lot of people fail to realize, myself included, is that there are many different types of migraine out there, and some of those can occur without any head pain at all. Vestibular migraine is one of the types that can occur with or without any pain. Also known as MAV or Migraine Associated Vertigo, it is a debilitating form of migraine that can manifest itself through odd symptoms like dizziness, ataxia, and…

  • Migraine elimination diets can help get migraine under control. #migrainediet #chronicmigraine #vestibularmigraine
    Diet,  Migraine,  Science/Research,  The Bucket Theory

    Diet – Show Me the Science!

    You know what used to really irk me? When people would say, “there is no science to support changing your diet to help reduce migraine.” It doesn’t bother me much anymore as I have experienced the powerful effect of diet for myself as well as witnessed countless examples of diet helping people get significantly better. As a licensed professional (registered dietitian), I pride myself on only using evidence-based approaches to help people, but there are few studies to point to and say “A-ha!” I’m bummed that I have no solid response to the demand, “show me the science!” but I don’t let it get to me anymore. There is no…