I have been in your shoes, and I know how devastating migraines can be. For over 25 years I’ve grappled with this chronic disorder. But, my decades of trial and error, research, failures - and successes - have brought me to a place where I can live my life to the full again.
Now... how about you... what brings you here?
Is anything working?
If not, don’t worry - you’re now in the right place. Migraine Savvy has all the information and resources you need to become knowledgeable and take back control of your life.
I'm here to help you, my fellow sufferer, based on my own personal and professional experience, to:
The statistics are alarming: nearly 1 billion people are suffering from this disabling disorder, and only half of us receive effective treatment.
Don’t become a statistic… become resilient.
If you are struggling with overwhelming emotions… I've written about numerous ways to help you manage this long term.
If you are struggling with breakthrough pain even when you take medication… you will learn all about getting your timing right. We'll cover all the essential pain management information to help prevent your next attack.
Right here, right now, you can gather tips and tools to manage this condition more effectively and get your best chance at stopping your next attack.
You can live a happy, fulfilling life - despite your attacks. You can move forward and feel free again. And I will help you do just that.
It won’t be the smoothest ride ever - but I’m here to support you when you stumble. Know that you’re not alone - I, and thousands of others, have learned to cope with this debilitating disease. And you can too.
It can be hard to find the strength to pick yourself back up again, and again, and again - but if you persevere, you will get there. You too will learn how to roll with the punches. You’ll figure out how to adapt your lifestyle so that you are back in the driving seat.
And the coping skills you learn here will help you to become the very best you that you can be, despite the havoc your attacks try to cause.
There are practical things you can do:
It can be so hard to know where to start when you’re trying to cope with this disorder. Which medications work? Which alternative therapies are worth a shot? Is there a way to reduce the intensity of the pain? Does anyone even actually have any of the answers you need??
The good news is: this is a comprehensive one-stop-shop, packed with tons of answers and advice. And if I don’t know the answer, I’ll point you in the direction of a resource that does.
Here you can find information about:
By understanding the condition, and learning how to manage it, you’ll be well on your way to mastering your episodes.
Your most important first step is to start finding ways to manage the pain and disabling symptoms. Trust me on this one… I was in denial for 14 years or so, and suffered without any pain relief whatsoever. Don’t put yourself through the same needless agony!
When I finally got around to forming an effective pain management strategy, it was like the dark clouds parted and the sunshine came back into my life again.
Key to our ability to help manage stress is what’s known as resilience. It can be defined as having the capacity to prepare for, recover from, and adapt in the face of stress, adversity, trauma, or challenge.
It's my job to help you prepare for, recover from, and adapt to better cope with future suffering.
The four LEAST helpful words a migraineur can ever hear: "It’s just a headache."
Nope, it’s really not!
I know it can be super hard to stay positive in the face of relentless, crippling pain. Let alone the anxiety of when the next attack might hit. Or wondering how you’ll keep your job if you have to take another sick day.
And there will be days when you just want to throw in the towel and give it all up.
But that’s why I’m here: to help you every step of the way on your journey to becoming happier, more fulfilled and more at peace with your body, your mind and your life.
Although it may take a little time and perseverance to find the right tools for your own migraine management toolkit, there are more medications and resources available to you today than ever before. And there are new tools being developed all the time.
I promise you, you can learn to live with this debilitating condition. If I can do it, you definitely can too!
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Until next time, be well and be pain free.
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