• 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. The reason why we as a community are always talking about headache specialists is because migraine is a significant problem. Let’s break down some facts about migraine so we can all be on the same page. According to the World…

  • 8 steps to thrive not just to survive with chronic migraine | Migraine Strong
    Migraine,  Mindfulness

    How To Thrive, Not Just Survive, With Chronic Migraine

    Over the last five and a half years, I got married, had two beautiful children, and had gone to hell and back surviving chronic migraine. Although many women with migraine find relief during pregnancy and breastfeeding, I experienced the opposite reaction. Hormone fluctuations, stress, sleepless nights with newborns, and medication overuse headaches all played a role in transforming my episodic migraine into chronic. During what was supposed to be a joyful and exciting time of motherhood, I struggled with severe head pain, nausea, vomiting, depression, and hopelessness. Surviving Chronic Migraine As I was being sucked deeper into this illness, my pain days gradually increased to where I was experiencing pain…