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diagnosis

What’s your diagnosis and where does that lead you with Migraine?

Millions of people are diagnosed with migraine and every case is different.  So what’s your diagnosis?  What’s my diagnosis?  What does it mean to be diagnosed and how does that help?  Here’s my non-medical opinion. I have a Master’s degree in special education.  It has been really helpful in understanding how the brain works, fails,…

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Pill Drill: daily medication management

Pill Drill review is a sponsored post. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. What is Pill Drill? “Pill Drill is the smartest, simplest way to manage any daily pill routine. Whether you manage your own medication regimen or…

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What do you do when medication stops working?

  Several times a year my medication stops working. To begin with, preventative medications give me terrible side effects.  I tend to stay off them except Botox.  I have been on and off Botox for years and each time it is different in results.  Sometimes it works, other times it seems to make me sick,…

Botox, Topomax and preventatives for Migraine and their side effects

Recently I was asked why I don’t take preventative medicine for my chronic migraines. What a loaded question! I actually do, I get Botox but the effectiveness is hit or miss and I get different side effects from the injections each time. I never know how I’m going to feel the days after, the effectiveness…

What do you do when your doctor isn’t listening?

  I have been going to the same neurologist for over 10 years.  I love my doctor, my nurse and the front office.  My nurse  was the first people to know I was pregnant.   There were hugs, excitement and nervousness, of course, but they were with me all the way.  They were the first to…

What to buy a migraine sufferer

What to Buy a Migraine Suffer

What to buy a migraine suffer? It’s a common question and a thoughtful gift to consider. Here are some of my favorite ideas on what to buy. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission for my referral but my opinions are my own. disclaimer What to Buy a Migraine Suffer Self…

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Theraspecs Review: Migraine Glasses

I was been given glasses for a Theraspecs review. Since then, I have worn them everywhere and become an amazon affiliate!  I use them in my classroom and outdoors.  I reach for them when the fluorescent lights are too much and when the morning sun is shining in. Snow glare hurts my eyes and I…

Music Therapy: Chronic Pain, Migraine and Children

I have experience teaching children with severe special needs.  It was an extremely difficult job while so rewarding at the same time.  During my time teaching these special children, they received Music Therapy.  I have written about how much music helps me (feeling better makes me sing) but have seen the actual clinical side of…

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Self-Care Advocate and Movement

I was approached by SelfCareMovement to share why it’s important to be connected to a self-care advocate. Self-Care Advocate First, what is the self-care movement? “The mission is to transform perspectives about chronic illness and the way we manage it, to celebrate the greatness in ordinary accomplishments that patients face every day.” “When people think of…

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I spend my Free Time Talking to Insurance, Pharmacies and Doctor’s Offices

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. …

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