Experimenting with essential oils

Around the time that I wrote “Burnout” and “50% is still failing,” I started to look for ways to improve my results without taking more pills. I knew about a lot of natural supplements available but really didn’t want to swallow another pill. I just wanted to live life without worry that migraine would continue Read More …

Don’t call me fragile!

My chronic illness started at age five. As a result, my diagnosis became part of my identity.  Words like “sick one”, “weak”, “sensitive”, “can’t take the stress”, and “fragile” dot my life story. I resisted the stereotype by over-achieving. All that extra effort ultimately reinforced the unpleasant reputation by triggering a migraine anyway. I would Read More …

Finally approved for Botox

We’ve all heard about Botox. It has been FDA-approved to treat Chronic Migraine for awhile now. Some people look forward to finally getting approved. Others desperately long for a miracle to help pay for such an expensive procedure.  Still others are skeptical or fearful that injecting botulism into the skin around the head, neck, and face Read More …