• acupressure bands for migraine nausea and vomiting
    Alternative Therapies,  Chronic Migraine,  Dizzy,  Meniere's Disease,  Migraine,  Nausea,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Blisslets Acupressure Bands – Do They Work?

    Migraine comes with a long list of symptoms two of which are nausea and vomiting. While there are many medications that are available for use in treating migraine nausea and vomiting, many people are sensitive to these medications or unable to take them due to contraindications with...

  • 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.…

  • 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…

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

    11 Essential Items to Keep in Your Migraine Relief Kit

    When you’re diagnosed with migraine, it’s always there, lurking in the background. Whether you’re at work, out with your friends, on a date night or relaxing at home an attack can strike anywhere. The best way to keep migraine from worsening or becoming a runaway attack is to treat it early, at the very first sign of symptoms. As this new year begins, consider making it a priority to be prepared in any circumstance by creating a migraine attack relief kit. Then tuck it away in your purse or car so you’re always ready to take action. Admin of Migraine Strong are often asked what we reach for in our…

  • pink shoes balancing on a wooden log
    Migraine Advocacy,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    A Life Without Balance

    Imagine a life without balance…. It isn’t easy even if you try. Perhaps some may get a hint of it after a wild ride after an amusement park, but it’s impossible to try to understand what that’s like for someone to live through everyday.  Daily Symptoms You know that scene from The Sandlot where all the kids decide to dip before going on the spinning ride and then everyone starts to hurl? That’s one example that comes to mind when I attempt to describe a vertigo attack. Or if you’ve ever been on the ride The Haunted Mansion where things appear and disappear, change size, or seem out of place,…

  • Sleep,  Tinnitus,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Smart Strategies to Help Ease Sleeping Challenges with Vestibular Migraine

    A Vestibular Migraine diagnosis can add challenges to getting quality sleep.  As a result, sensitivity to movement, tinnitus and vertigo all hinder quality sleep.   Read on to learn some usable tips for dealing with these troublesome symptoms while encouraging your best rest. What to do about Tinnitus Many VMers in our closed Facebook group Migraine Strong reported having difficulty falling asleep due to tinnitus (ear ringing) that is particularly bothersome when it’s quiet. While it goes against other sleep advice, our members with tinnitus feel it’s helpful to mask tinnitus by falling asleep to sound. I agree that falling asleep with a little sound helps me feel more relaxed than I…