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FDA Approves First Migraine Prevention Drug!

Just last week, the FDA approved the first drug designed to prevent migraines! It’s been all people are talking about in the headache/migraine community, because it’s a pretty big deal! Living with migraines is tougher than most people can imagine. What can be even tougher, is finding the right doctor, the right treatment and finding… Continue reading FDA Approves First Migraine Prevention Drug!

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Patience is A Virtue

Growing up we are told to “be patient.” Starting from when we were just little ones, we would hear “be patient” from our parents as we relentlessly tugged on their clothes to get their attention. As adolescents, we would beg for the newest thing to keep up with the trends and fit in with our… Continue reading Patience is A Virtue

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June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month!

June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month! This month is dedicated to advocating for patients like myself who suffer from an invisible illness that is much more debilitating, physically and emotionally, than most people know. I’ve lived with migraines & exertional headaches for a little over 10 years now. They have changed the way I… Continue reading June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month!

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2017 Migraine World Summit–The Event of the Year!

Last year, I was so fortunate to receive an email making me aware of an online event called the Migraine World Summit. I didn’t know what it entailed and I wasn’t sure what to expect, all I knew was that world known doctors would be interviewed about migraines, headaches and everything that comes along with… Continue reading 2017 Migraine World Summit–The Event of the Year!

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 6 Summary: “Complaining Is a Recipe for Suffering”

When you live with a chronic illness or condition, you find that there is never a shortage of things to complain about. However, this chapter focuses on how to acknowledge those complaints and be mindful of those we have control over and those we do not. The author in this chapter tells us to separate… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 6 Summary: “Complaining Is a Recipe for Suffering”

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 5 Summary: “When the ‘Want Monster’ Whispers in Your Ear

This chapter of the book “How to Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” is all about how sometimes we want something so badly that we let our happiness depend on it. For us “spoonies,” most of our wants are health related wants. Wanting a pain free day, wanting a cure, wanting to be able… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 5 Summary: “When the ‘Want Monster’ Whispers in Your Ear

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#HAWMC Day 14: A Case of the Mondays

Pain. We all feel it. It could be short lasting or seemingly never-ending. We get hurt, we cry, we heal. My pain is constant. The throbbing sometimes has mercy and I feel “fine.” Other times, it’s relentless and merciless. This past week has been a week of the relentless kind of pain. On my good… Continue reading #HAWMC Day 14: A Case of the Mondays