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 have noticed something strange. First, when I went to get my prescription of my tripan... there was a shortage that has never happened before. Someone in the line was also picking up triptans for her spouse who was getting migraine attacks for the first time in three years. A friend of mine who is … Continue reading Have your migraine attacks become more frequent during the pandemic?
More than half of people with fibromyalgia have migraine disease according to research. When you have both fibromyalgia and migraine disease they do not play well together, as one might suspect. And it seems to me there are more than a few reasons why this would be the case. Research has shown that when you … Continue reading When migraine disease is tangled with fibromyalgia
My sister-in-law recently got diagnosed with migraine with aura. And that sucks a whole lot. I despise migraine disease and it literally doesn't matter how frequent they are, they suck. They suck a whole lot. Worse is that they are not infrequent starting for her. Not like once a month or two here. Way more … Continue reading Things I learned after being diagnosed with migraine disease