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Migraine Savvy Newsletter #28 Migraine Awareness Tip 2
June 20, 2014
Migraine Awareness Tip #2
The Continuing Pursuit for Migraine Elimination and Pain Reduction
June is migraine awareness month. What are you doing to raise awareness in your community? "Not much," you say, "too sick at home to do much of anything." Well lucky for us we have some people out there advocating for us, on our behalf, so we can spend more time becoming more aware of our own migraine triggers and leap into taking preventative action.
I've decided to send 7 tips, one each day for one week to do my part in raising awareness within us. I am not going to cover medication and technical stuff this week. I will just share some tips that work for me for surviving chronic migraines.
Holly's Helpful Tips for Migraine AwarenessTip #2: Develop a Pain Management Strategy
Tip # 1 was to know your body so well, that the most subtle clue of sensation will alert you to the fact that another migraine is on its way. Then you must know what to do to stop the pain as much as possible.
I always say that migraines are like an extreme sport, so training for them is essential. Find a good doctor, one who has a special interest in migraine management or is a specialist in your diagnosed migraine type. S/he will help you develop your own unique pain management strategy.
You might like to read our article on Migraine Headache New Treatment Plan for some ideas to help you get started. 11 steps, in fact to help you form a plan. And this article to help both you and your doctor find your Migraine Prescription Medication Treatment Strategy .
It is essential to have an action plan to reduce the pain levels. This is a long term illness for the majority of us, you will need help to deal with the pain so don't put it off.
Which takes us to tip three!
Share Your Migraine Stories
Remember that your contribution will help others too! We are not in this alone, even though it feels like it most of the time. Our stories and input can help each other. For example, I heard about Naramig from a Shiatsu patient of mine, not my doctor or any of the specialists I had seen! Two years after triptans came on the market. Two years of needless suffering.
This is a safe place to share your challenges and tell your story to people who truly understand what you are going through. Feel free to share your art to inspire us all in our time of need and find solutions with new treatment ideas specific to migraine disease. Get some professional health advice from others that walk this path. Just click on the links underlined above if you would like to contribute.
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The Essential Migraine Tool
I don't know where I would be without my ice packs. It's the second thing I grab after my early warning symptoms tell me to take my medications. I can spend up to 10 days straight in migraine, and the ice stops the pain.
Did You Know
Did you know that I offer telephone counseling around the world via Skype video or via telephone?
That's right, from the privacy and comfort of your own home you can get professional counseling from me. I am not sure if you know this about me, I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Applied Psychotherapy (MCAP). I have been counseling people for over 16 years. I would love to be of service where I can.
I have an online booking system to make it easy to schedule a session over different time zones. So, you can contact me anytime on-line, book in 24/7, and we will talk as soon as possible.
I hope you ENJOYED this issue of Surviving Chronic Migraine!
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And before I forget!
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