I celebrated my 40th birthday on the 28th. That is now 20 years of migraines to date. But it went extremely well. Migraines have responded well to botox and this Oska Pulse device I am using. So low intensity and some migraine free days in there. I am also making sure to use magnesium … Continue reading The big 40 birthday
Here is the thing about fear and pain. We learn it. For me, it came from working a decade in a horrible workplace. The environment was horrible because the manager was. I don't know if it was the stress or all the horrible things she said, but my migraines got worse and worse until they … Continue reading Chronic pain: fearing to try and self-worth
I have always been an ambitious person with specific career goals. And it is hard to reconcile that chronic pain doesn't really allow for ambition. Really ticks me off, to be honest. But we can work and a lot of us do work. And there are certainly benefits to doing so. The perks of working … Continue reading Chronic pain: The perks of working
Remember the days when your neurologist would tell you to lose weight due to your migraines... after years of preventative treatments that caused the weight gain in the first place? Good times. Because obesity was a risk factor for migraine and migraine chronicfication. Well, now underweight is added to the list. So what you are … Continue reading Weight risk and migraine
The things people say just make me wonder sometimes. And irk me a little bit. Not enough to say anything because I'm a mellow and easy-going person that isn't likely to comment on it unless it is to have an intellectual conversation about it. Which is why I am going to bring it up. … Continue reading Am I brave? Am I strong?