Migraine

migraine aura smell

Migraine Smell Aura and Visual Disturbances

When it comes to migraine, smell aura is one of the strangest symptoms I get. Last weekend, I went shopping. When I went to checkout, I was overcome by the smell of gas.  I cautiously asked if anyone else smelled gas. I didn’t want to induce chaos from people fleeing the store from a gas…

Kanye’s “just” a headache lands him in ER

To Kanye West and the all the media reporting “it’s just a headache” Please stop saying “just” when referring to Kanye West’s hospitalization for allegedly having a migraine. Since when does Kanye “just” do anything?  He doesn’t “just” make music, “just” have an opinion or “just” get married.  So why is his migraine “just” that? …

How do I fight a battle for all of us when I’m focused on my own fight?

I’ve been at a pretty high pain level for the last 2 weeks.  My Botox started wearing off about 6 weeks ago and it was like a switch went off when it wore off.  I have had it a few times over the years but totally sporadically due to the costs of insurance not paying,…

migraine and breastfeeding medication

Migraine and Breastfeeding: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Medication

Migraine and breastfeeding is a very complicated thing! Migraine medication and breastfeeding is even more personal. I have been pregnant and nursing for the last 2 years. I was off meds while trying to conceive and was both unable and unwilling to take anything while my body provided for my baby. It was actually a…

Laziness with Migraine

Oooooh laziness.  I am constantly fearful that I am seen as lazy.  I run a marathon and some days an iron man inside my body every day.  I am a stay at home mom and I work HARD.  I really think my job is one of the most under respected jobs.  Then again I used…

fairy tale that best describes me

Fairy Tale that Best Describes Me

The fairy tale that best describes me and my life with migraine is Snow White. Being that I have a 4-year old that lives, eats, sleeps, and breathes princesses I have a lot of fairy tales fresh in my mind.  When we play, I usually am the villain.  I’m not the villain because I’m the…

Still I Rise Poem Maya Angelou

Still I Rise Poem Maya Angelou

In Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem, I believe she is speaking to everyone.  This poem is an example of how she was able to touch so many in so many ways.  How could her grace, confidence, determination, intelligence, and the quest for peace not touch you?  She speaks to all saying “still I rise.” …

Do migraine attacks give you nightmares?

Do Migraine Attacks Give You Nightmares?

Do migraine attacks give you nightmares? I have had a reoccurring dream about screaming and no sound coming out.  It has happened a few times, each time in a different way.  One time, I was on a roller coaster and I tried to scream like I did as a child going down the hill and…

Migraine Monster

Migraine Monster

For years I have had a relationship with my migraine monster.  I actually have thought about naming it.  As I thought of the ugliest awful name I could give it, I vetoed the idea.  I didn’t want to give it the respect of naming it. Looking at it as anything but the monster is giving…

Weighted Blanket

Allay Lamp- Green Light Therapy

Axon Optics- Light sensitivity glasses

Headache Hat- Ice Hat

Organic Aromas

Himilayan Salt Lamp

Heat Wrap

Migraine Magick

Theraspecs

Med Manager

Huggaroo

Avulux

Norb Light Bulb

Kold Tec

Be Naturals Organics

Bed of Nails