• Discusses how to attack migraine using a multimodal approach. The treatment pie includes the following slices: sleep, diet, movement, supplements, medications, miscellaneous, hydration, meditation, therapy | Migraine Strong
    Chronic Migraine,  Migraine,  The Treatment Pie,  Vestibular Migraine

    The Treatment Pie – A Multimodal Approach to Treating Migraine

    The Migraine Strong team developed the treatment pie as a way to illustrate the need to attack migraine using a multimodal approach. These nine slices represent the medical interventions and lifestyle changes that are known to best affect migraine outcomes. When applied together, they have a greater chance of reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks than any one slice alone. The slices are described below. ** 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 Treatment Pie: Medications – Refers to Acute medications (taken at the…

  • 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…

  • Migraine,  The Treatment Pie,  Vestibular Migraine

    My Top 12 Takeaways from the 2019 Migraine World Summit

    I’ve been tuning in to the Migraine World Summit since I first heard about it, shortly after I got sick in 2016. I couldn’t wait for the summit to drop in 2017 and decided to purchase it, along with 2016’s summit, so that I could catch up on everything I missed. Half of the proceeds go to migraine research and migraine groups that work to move education and awareness forward. Isn’t that awesome? In addition, learning everything I can about vestibular migraine helps me gain better control over my symptoms. The summit always leaves me feeling more empowered and hopeful. If you’re interested in purchasing the summit you can do…

  • 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…

  • Jennifer discusses how she overcame chronic vestibular migraine, from diagnosis to healing and how she made it through and leads a normal life. #vestibularmigraine #vestibulardisorder #chronicillness
    Diet,  Exercise,  Supplements,  The Treatment Pie,  Vestibular Migraine

    Drowning in Symptoms: How I Overcame Chronic Vestibular Migraine

    The Night That Changed My Life One perfectly normal night in April 2016 I went to bed feeling healthy. I turned over in my sleep in the middle of the night and felt hard, room spinning vertigo. I was instantly nauseous and vomited for the next few hours but, by late morning the next day, I felt mostly recovered. As long as I was upright I felt normal, but if I laid back I felt hard room spinning vertigo again. I had what seemed like textbook Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV happens when calcium carbonate crystals located deep in the inner ear get knocked out of position. These crystals…

  • Alicia, The Dizzy Cook, discusses her journeys to ey with vestibular migraine from diagnosis to healing and how she made it through and leads a normal life. #vestibularmigraine #vestibulardisorder #chronicillness
    Diet,  Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    My Journey with Vestibular Migraine

    I was 30 years old and on top of the world when I became completely debilitated by vestibular migraine. Just returning from a trip to Asia and getting back to work, I was barely sleeping and stressed out. I had been working really hard for the past year to get promoted to a senior product manager at a large watch company. Although I was exhausted, I couldn’t miss any more days so I powered through even when I wasn’t feeling well. I had mild dizziness, a fuzziness in my head, but it was more annoying than debilitating. First I tried my primary care doctor, who just said it was a…