Being emotionally supportive to a friend or loved one suffering from chronic migraine syndrome can be challenging. You may not fully understand what they are going through and as much as you’d like to – you can’t magically take their pain away. What you can do is ask the right questions to ensure you are being helpful. Continue reading “6 Things You SHOULD Say To A Chronic Migraine Sufferer”
The salacious summer sun has finally arrived and with it, a slew of outdoor activities! But for chronic migraine syndrome sufferers, the climate shift from cold to hot means you need to be extra mindful of episode triggers. Continue reading “Summertime Sadness: Dehydration Is A Migraine Trigger”
High on the list of chart-topping stressors is losing your job. Whether you’ve already lost it or sense that the conversation is impending, it doesn’t take long for anxiety to kick in, sending your stress meter into a frenzy. Continue reading “Why The Ultimate Migraine Trigger Might Be Job Loss”
As a migraine sufferer, have you ever felt frequent pain or aching near your jaw or ear and wondered what it was and whether it related to your recurrent migraine episodes? Do you find it difficult or uncomfortable to chew or do you have trouble opening and closing your mouth sometimes?
Continue reading “Is My TMJ Making My Migraine Symptoms Worse?”
It was the perfect night. Your Valentine’s date scored reservations at your favorite restaurant, chose a tasteful flower arrangement and even booked a horse-drawn carriage ride to enjoy after the meal. Unfortunately, halfway through dinner, you started to feel sick. Your vision became blurry, stomach churning and you know you need to go home. The signs are here…a migraine is coming.
Continue reading “Supporters Guide To A Migraine-less Valentine’s Day”
The family returns home from picking out the largest, greenest, most perfect tree. The treasured ornaments have been removed from the attic to be lovingly hung. And, miraculously, all the lights work the first time they’re plugged in.
It would be a scene out of a cheesy Christmas movie if not for one thing: that dreaded build of pressure that will culminate in blinding, debilitating pain. The scent of evergreens is one of your migraine triggers.
Continue reading “Oh Christmas tree, Migraine Triggers Do You Bring Me!”
Cluster headaches are recurrent headaches that take place over a specific period of time. During an episode, a person experiencing a cluster headache may experience one to three of these piercing headaches per day, although it is not unheard of to experience as many as eight of these headaches throughout the day. Continue reading “What Is A Cluster Headache?”