Popular Migraine Medications: What To Expect

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Fortunately, you have a lot of prescription treatment options when it comes to migraines, but the options can be overwhelming. Your doctor should go over each treatment option with you, but it’s smart to come armed with your own research before your appointment. Here’s an overview of some of the more popular migraine medications.   […]

Paleo, keto, oh my! Diet and migraines

There’s no one diet-fits-all for migraines, and everyone’s triggers are different. You’re doing the right thing by tracking you triggers in this app — you’ll know soon which foods help or trigger your migraines. But what does the science say about diet fads for migraines?   Paleo, keto, oh my! Diet and migraines Ketogenic Going […]

Be Your Own Self-Advocate

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When you’re in pain, staying organized and focused can feel like a monstrous task — let alone advocating for the care you need with physicians who have a busy schedule and may not know your full case. Here’s a cheat sheet you can use to stay on track when you have an appointment. Be Your […]

Asking for Help

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As chronic pain sufferers, we struggle to ask for help. We don’t want to feel like a burden. We feel like our pain dominates our day, our family or our work. We can often get caught in a shame loop, where we feel guilty about our pain and don’t want to accept or even ask […]

Your Doctor Visit Checklist

We’ve talked about the importance of being prepared when you see your doctor about migraine pain. Here’s what to review before your appointment, along with what to bring with you. Your Doctor Visit Checklist This app. This app compiles your tracked triggers. It’s common for patients to pull out their smartphones at appointments these days, so […]

When Should I See a Doctor for My Migraines?

When To See A Doctor For Migraines

All migraine sufferers have been here: when are your migraines “bad” enough to spend the money to see the doctor? The threshold is different for everyone, but here are a few questions to ask yourself.   When Should I See a Doctor for My Migraines? Is my life disrupted, even a little? Maybe you’re functional. […]

What’s a Migraine Aura?

25–30% of people with migraines get an aura preceding the pain (if there’s any pain at all). So what’s an aura, and how do they present?   What’s a Migraine Aura? What’s an aura? Aura is a term used to describe neurological symptoms that occur before the main attack of a migraine — most often […]

Supporting Your Caretaker

Chronic pain can make us feel guilty. We can feel like a burden to those who take care of us when we’re in pain, and this can lead to a cycle of shame and doubt. (Hint: you’re not a burden.) You don’t need to be ashamed of your pain and you don’t need to feel […]

Should You Go to the ER?

When To Go To The ER For Migraine

You’re having one of the worst migraines of your life. But sometimes they pass. Will it pass this time? Should you go to the ER? How are you supposed to know what’s ER-worthy? Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself when you’re in severe pain:   Should You Go to the ER? Is […]

Side Effects of Medication & What To Do About Them

Migraine Medication Side Effects

All medications have side effects, but it can be tough to know when to power through or what to do about the effects. Here are some tips.   Side Effects of Medication & What To Do About Them Get the information Before starting a new migraine treatment, talk to your doctor or, better yet, your […]