We are coming to the end of June which is migraine awareness month. I thought I would write a bit about my chronic migraine experience. My migraine journey started when I was 20 and I had about 6 or so migraine attacks a month back then, not counting hormonal triggered migraine attacks that I was … Continue reading A little bit about my chronic migraine experience
Light sensitivity and eye pain are very common migraine symptoms. It isn't only an aversion to light but it can also make the migraine pain more intense. For people without headache disorders, light became too bright when it hit 23,000 lux (like a bright, sunny, cloudless day). Even at that intensity, 24% were not bothered … Continue reading Migraine disease and photophobia
Thinking about chronic migraine disease and stigma over the decades I have had them is not really fun for me to do. Migraine disease has had a massive impact on my life and so as a result the stigma I have faced while trying to cope with it has made that extremely difficult. We don't … Continue reading Chronic migraine awareness: stigma I encountered
I was going to write a different post and earlier but I got a bit sick from my vestibular clinic appointment and it took a few days to recover from that. Anyway, they came up with a diagnosis. Sort of. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, as in they couldn't decide where I fit so … Continue reading Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) diagnosis
Migraine disease and exercise is a tricky topic. Research suggests exercise helps but exercise can also be a major migraine trigger. I have been attempting to exercise because I need to lose weight to help with my mild sleep apnea. Problem is, I gained weight due to inactivity from my vertigo problems. Doing anything at … Continue reading For migraine disease does exercise help or hinder?
“I have been given this product as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Post includes affiliate links” I have tried more than a few migraine glasses to help with the aggressive photophobia of … Continue reading Migraine Product Review: Avulux glasses for photophobia and migraine management