It’s only been 2 weeks. That’s just enough time for any placebo effect to wear off. The next six weeks will be a true test of Botox’s initial effectiveness. I know it’s not a cure. I also discovered that it really doesn’t stop the migraine attack — just my sensation of pain.
So you’re hosting Christmas this year and the guests have already started to arrive. Among the many things still left to do, you remember that so-and-so always seems to get […]
My first round of Botox injections was four days ago. I took my friend’s advice and used ice packs to numb my forehead before the procedure. I think it helped […]
If you are living with Chronic Migraine, you could use a little humor in your life. So sing this little song to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. So sing this little song to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas and laugh at the many things we do to get a little relief.
Think it’s normal to have weekly headaches? THINK AGAIN. I meet a lot of people who tell me, “My headaches aren’t that bad.” Upon further investigation, I find that person’s idea of “that bad” is seriously flawed.
In school, answering 50% of the questions correctly, earned you a failing grade. In fact, most of the time you needed to answer at least 70% correctly. As a perfectionist, […]
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 […]
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 […]
It started last night with a twinge of a cluster shadow that was stopped quickly with some Tiger Balm. As it eased up, I started yawning uncontrollably for about five […]
With so many celebrities living with migraine, why is there still such stigma? Typically, when people with power and money face a stigmatizing condition, they speak up. As a result, […]