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Pain and Symptom Free Life

Pain and Symptom Free Life: Just a Dream

What would you do if your dream of a pain and symptom-free life? My dream of a pain and symptom-free life is a fantasy. The first thing I’d do is travel. I’d jump on a plane, not care what foods I packed and get off in a tropical location. It wouldn’t matter that the barometric…

Migraine attacks, the holidays and missing out

The holidays are hard with migraines. I miss a lot and am missed.

One step forward, two steps back

Several times a year, I get trapped in a cycle that won’t break (see “when everything stops working”). I was at this point last week. It had been 3 weeks of a 6 pain level but spiking often. Finally, I saw my doctor to get shots to knock out the migraine and hopefully regain some…

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Rainbows are a sign of hope

  What symbol helps give you hope for living with Migraine and Headaches? I have a friend who has had a very trying year.  She sees rainbows as a sign of hope and they seem to be presented to her often.  I think this is beautiful!  Instead of seeing a light at the end of…

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I Had My First Migraine When I Was 5

Medication doesn’t work every time in the same way

The thing about migraines is that there is no cure and there is no medicine that works for everyone.  The even crazier thing is, there is not a medicine that works every time even if you are lucky enough to find something that works for you.  It’s constantly a guess and check and experiment game.…

Headache Hat Review

Best Migraine Hat: Headache Hat Review

The best migraine hat has arrived!  When the Headache Hat first was sent to me for a review, I was going to write about it at the end of the week.  Well, the holidays came and went, and here we are.  I am glad I waited because it showed me how often I am using…

Medicine vs Migraine Diet, My quest to find a balance

I saw my migraine surgeon and after speaking with him, I decided to reconsider another surgery.  I find myself, again, desperate enough to consider it with hopes of long lasting lowered intensity, duration, and frequency of my migraines.  While I’m considering this, I am also trying to be more well rounded in my ideas of…

Is Heat or Ice Better for Migraine?

Is heat or ice better for migraine? Icing and heating are common practices in treating Migraine but what method is best?  Well, like everything else, we are all different and I use both at different times for different reasons.  When I was pregnant there was not a time in my first trimester that I was…

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Migraine Visual Disturbance: Visual Aura

Migraine visual disturbance is something I live with often due to aura. This time of year, I easily get fooled by tiny gnats. We have a lovely garden and constantly have fresh fruits and vegetables in our kitchen.  I see small black dots and am uncertain what it is.  My blood pressure runs extremely low…

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