Brain Imaging

Brain Imaging

I can’t believe it’s been over five years since I’ve had a brain MRI. The neurologist wants me to get an MRI every five years just to check and make sure everything is still fine up there. 🧠 I had childhood epilepsy (which I grew 

Sleep Study

Sleep Study

Apparently, telling my doctor that I’ve had insomnia all my life but not now led her to recommend a sleep study. Initially, I was supposed to do an overnight sleep study, which would be more like an awake study cause there’s no way I’d sleep 

Ice Pack Review

Ice Pack Review

How many of us have freezers with more ice packs than food? A lot of us migrainey people use ice/heat as the first line of defense when we feel a migraine beginning. I know I have gone through countless ice packs.  Personally, very cold ice 

Grow Through What You Go Through

Grow Through What You Go Through

This quote has been on my mind for the last three days. Three days of waking up with a migraine and three days of acute meds. Typically, I like to accomplish at least one project a day. It could be cleaning out a drawer or 

My Sinus Surgery

My Sinus Surgery

It’s the 7th anniversary of my sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis. After a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection, I still had symptoms and was sent to the ER. This was the first time a chronic illness changed my life. This surgery took place 

Let’s Talk About Rebound Headaches

Let’s Talk About Rebound Headaches

Tackling rebound headaches (also known as Medication Overuse Headaches or MOH) has been a massive part of getting my migraines under control.  Rebound headaches are intense, frequent, and don’t respond well to medication. The Cleveland Clinic has a good explanation of rebound headaches and which 

Do Family & Friends Understand?

Do Family & Friends Understand?

My hope for this page is to create a better understanding for the family/friends of us migraineurs. To be totally honest, for about a year, I was deep in rebound (also known as MOH) and grief. For the first time in my life, it was 

Anxiety & Doctor’s Visits

Anxiety & Doctor’s Visits

I can’t remember ever coming out of a doctor’s appointment feeling happy.  Right now, I am so glad and relieved.  I’ll try to keep the migraine/Excedrin caffeine induced rambling to a minimum.  I am going to attempt to document my journey with chronic migraine for 

Migraine Toolkit

Migraine Toolkit

It is so important for us migraineurs to compile a toolkit for relieving migraines. I like to use natural or non-medicine relief methods so I can prevent rebound headaches. Prepare a toolkit that you can grab when a migraine strikes. I also like to keep these products in my purse so 

Going to a new Neurologist

Going to a new Neurologist

I am a few days away from my upcoming neurologist appointment.  I am pretty nervous and anxious, but I am hopeful and looking forward to adding to my “treatment pie” as Migraine Strong calls it.  My goals are to: Exchange amitriptyline for a different drug