Migraine

free time talking to insurance

Why do I Waste Free Time Navigating Health Care?

Am I the only one who uses my free time talking to insurance, specialty pharmacy, or a doctor’s office?  I find that I spend a lot of time on the phone with these places. Talking to my insurance company is a really frustrating situation.  It seems like no one seems to have exact clear answers. …

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Emotions Triggering Migraine: Anxiety and Stress

Are your emotions triggering migraine? Emotional triggers are all around me these days. This summer was fun, fast, and filled with migraine attacks.  In the last few weeks, my emotions have been building for the fall excitement.  My first child is entering Kindergarten.  For some that may not be a big deal, but for a…

How to Treat Muscle Tension and Migraine

Aromafloria delivers finely crafted, artisanal quality body care and aromatherapy products.  I was approached by Aromafloria to review their Muscle Soak collection.  This collection restores vitality with essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemongrass. These nourishing formulas soothe sore muscles, ease tension and leave you feeling energized.  Knowing that I like eucalyptus and peppermint already, I…

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What is the Spoonie Theory or the Spoon Theory?

I’ve heard of the spoonie theory or the spoon theory. But what is it? Actually, it’s the spoon theory and spoonies are people with chronic illnesses. I’ve learned what it means when people refer to spoons and chronic illness and apply it in my life with migraine. What is the Spoon Theory?  The spoon theory…

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Cold Weather Migraine: Sinus Infection and Head Cold

Does having a Cold or Sinus Infection trigger a Migraine?

Living with pain haze, brain fog, mommy brain and Migraine

  Call it mommy brain. Call it pain haze. When I have a migraine I’m a bit fuzzy to say the least. I got a migraine after the 4th of July (which was not a surprise, I get a migraine at every holiday) that lasted a few days and was severe. I spent the remainder…

Migraine is a neurological disease

This is an especially important fact for me.  My mom and grandmothers both suffered from Migraines.  I remember my grandpa being very sensitive to me suffering after he saw my grandma suffer on the couch with a wet cloth for so many years. I  am a mom that worries daily about the fact and  possibility…

Migraine can kill through stroke and suicide

Migraine can and does kill through stroke and suicide.   I have a confession to make….I believe I have had at least one  mini stroke.  I have discussed it with my neurologist and she told me there is  no way to know unless we did a head scan.  The damage my brain has endured  would make it difficult…

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The Excedrin Migraine Experience Commercial

I have to say, I have not been happy with Excedrin Migraine commercials and advertising over the years.  Once I discovered over the counter medication was giving me rebound headaches and causing my migraines to cycle, I stopped.  It never worked as an effect treatment for the intensity of my migraines anyway, so it was…

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Sleep and Migraine

Sleep and migraine, it makes me crazy. I have such fatigue yet get insomnia, wake up with a migraine and never fully feel rested. Sleep is so important for so many reasons to help treat, prevent and balance My Migraine Life. Pain is Exhausting My body is constantly fighting pain.  As you can imagine, that…

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Allay Lamp- Green Light Therapy

Axon Optics- Light sensitivity glasses

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Himilayan Salt Lamp

Heat Wrap

Migraine Magick

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Avulux

Norb Light Bulb

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