Migraine [mahy-greyn ] noun an extremely severe paroxysmal headache, usually confined to one side of the head and often associated with nausea among other debilitating symptoms. Why is it so important? It is the second leading cause of disability. And it’s one of the least funded. We, as migraine fighters already go through a lot with the pain, and finding little to no … Continue reading Will you be UNSHAKABLE too?
I usually don’t really give much importance or pay much attention to the day of my birth but this one has significance. I turned 40! Woohoo! I am very excited and happy about it for many reasons. Due to having to battle with multiple chronic health issues, many of them deteriorate my health. One of them in particular speeds up my age and while I … Continue reading 40 and going
Today I got my trimonthly 40 injections and they did not go well this time. I’ve been going through something new that I haven’t really talked about. But it’s tremendously painful. A new diagnosis we are still trying to figure out a good treatment. Although, today’s injections affected it greatly. The whole point of the injections is to create a pain blocker whenever I get … Continue reading Don’t take the little things for granted.
It’s been a crazy time for everyone. Lot’s of changes, new things to get used to, scares..too much to mention but you see on the news and social media every day. But, it does look like in person races are back to a good start. From what I have seen, they are keeping it safe and so far, they are a great success! I know … Continue reading Miles for Migraine, or maybe rest for them
So everything has been messy this year. Including the running world. Most, if not all races have transitioned over to virtual options. One of the races I did this year, was Endure’s Rise Shine Run event. It took place in September. There was a 5K, 10K, and half marathon options. I signed up to run it for fun. Besides, the medal was a VERY pretty sterling … Continue reading Rise-Shine-Run- and keep dreaming!
With so many people working from home, and students going to school virtually, we are spending more time in front of a screen. Whether it’d be a computer, TV, or phones. Problem with that is that they emit blue light. Not to be confused with natural blue light that comes from the sun. Fun Fact! Artificial blue light is a short wavelength of visible blue … Continue reading Block the blue light
We already know that having migraines is tough. While there are different ones, and the symptoms vary, they all have one thing in common….they are excruciating! Sometimes we don’t know what our triggers are, how long they last, or what type of pain it is or where it began. Trying to remember all the details to tell your Doctor can be overwhelming. I have found … Continue reading Migraine Buddy and you should be best buddies
Chronic migraines are one of the most disabling and most painful conditions to have. Today is National Chronic Migraine Awareness day. Today we join together to help bring some noise to the pain that causes a lot of noise in our head. A noise so loud that it takes over a lot of our days. Here are some facts about Chronic migraines More than 4 million … Continue reading 24 facts about migraines
It’s Hemiplegic migraine Awareness day! Say what!?!? Yeah that’s a tough one, also a tough one to suffer through. Let me break it down for you…. Hemiplegic migraine is a rare form of migraine where people experience weakness on one side of their body (hemiplegia) in addition to the migraine headache attack. The weakness is a form of migraine aura and occurs with other forms of … Continue reading Hemiplegic Migraines
Can’t believe we are in June already. With everything happening around us, it seems like time…days….and months are just running together. While I talk Scoliosis and Migraines all the time to bring some awareness to these pains, June is awareness month for both. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that tends to happen just before puberty. It has been found to be most common in … Continue reading Bringing some awareness