Mental illness: stigma thoughts

There was recently a campaign for mental illness awareness called #BellLetsTalk. And most people love this campaign because Bell, the company promoting it in Canada, gives money for every mention of the hashtag and they raise a lot of money. I tell people I have Major Depressive Disorder. And that it is treated with medication. … Continue reading Mental illness: stigma thoughts

Research shows Fibromyalgia and migraine can worsen depression

And I am, like, a damn case study for this. Given I had Fibromyalgia first, then chronic migraine, and then depression. That depression near killed me. And migraines going chronic decreases functionality substantially. I can see how comorbid migraine and fibromyalgia increases the risk of depressive symptoms. It is a matter of painload. And when … Continue reading Research shows Fibromyalgia and migraine can worsen depression

Survival mode and migraine: When hell endures

There are times when living with Migraine, Cluster, or other headache disorders feels like hell. Everything goes wrong and it feels like our misery will last forever. How might we encourage each other to keep going when all hope seems lost? Migraine Awareness blog challenge day 25 There is a saying "When you're going through … Continue reading Survival mode and migraine: When hell endures