Peddling the cure is big business

There is no shortage of people trying to capitalize on the increased awareness of migraine. False claims of a cure are all too common and tempting. It’s an ugly result of greater public recognition. The more we talk about migraine, the more questionable claims will pop up. Migraine isn’t the only disease that is a target. Read More …

Migraine in the rest of the world

We have a tendency to wear emotional and mental blinders, forgetting that the rest of the world is suffering so much more. It’s easy to get caught up in our own problems and lose sight of the big picture. We complain about the limited number of headache specialists and the high price of treatments, but it could be so much worse. Read More …

30 things for 2015

Although I have been diagnosed with several invisible illnesses, osteoarthritis has made the biggest impact on my life this year. Stairs are my worst enemy and the pain can limit my mobility to the point that I can barely walk at all. I’m not always symptomatic and sometimes the symptoms are not obvious enough to be noticed by others. Visible or invisible, the disease is always present. Read More …

Life with an invisible illness

Living with an invisible illness can feel like a constant battle. In the beginning, we fight for answers, a diagnosis, and treatment options all in the hopes of getting our life back to normal. We fight to be taken seriously, to be believed. We fight through the unpleasant symptoms and side effects, desperately clinging to anything resembling normal life. Read More …