Knowing I'm helping other people (people like you!) by writing articles to share with fellow migraine sufferers across the world is one of my great pleasures in life.
But this website has over three hundred articles, all of them crammed with information about migraines! From acupuncture and diet to yoga; medications; alternative therapies; what works and what doesn’t; what’s new… and everything in between. I'm constantly updating it with new facts, figures, advice, tools and tips.
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You can use the calendar and medication notes almost every day to keep track of your migraine frequency, severity and triggers. Share these details with your doctor.
Use the neck and back
exercises and the meditations every day to stretch out your tense
muscles and relax them.
The medication tracker is essential for when you need to trial new medications and for new doctors or specialists you see. I provide more details in the tool kit.
These 5 things have been crucial to me over the years, so I hope you find them helpful too.
The impact of migraine goes far beyond the pain phase.
I strive to cover all areas - coping skills for life - so that you can live well despite the relentless attacks.
Not just to survive or cope with them but to thrive happily! Resilience is key. As a professional counselor I regularly teach these coping skills. We need these skills more than anyone else (migraines can be brutal and soul destroying) to learn resilience.
We need to bounce back again and again, on every level.
In Surviving Chronic Migraine, I'll cover all the areas that need to be taken into consideration when you are learning to deal with, confront, and find effective treatment help for migraines.
Building an effective chronic pain management strategy is essential. It can often require a whole network of people to help you through it. Choosing to take a holistic approach could help you achieve the best results to living a fulfilling and healthy life in spite of having migraines.
We'll cover all of that.
I am a chronic migraine sufferer. It took me over 15 years to be able to say that, accept it and be 'OK' with it instead of feeling ashamed. Ashamed of being sick, ashamed of not finding my 'cure'. Acceptance can be hard.
And with all the alternatives available, with so many that don't work, it's easy to become skeptical and get desperate for some relief.
I've been there... I spent 20 out of 30 days each month in migraine (for 26 years), but with the addition of the right triptan pain medication my life changed significantly.
And now with menopause they've gone completely. I have a few headaches here and there... and I know just how lucky I am. I take aspirin now! Just an aspirin, but I still carry my abortives with me everywhere. Just in case.
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