A Day In The Life Of A Chronic Migraineur!

It is Pain Awareness Month and since living with chronic migraines my days have never been the same. Before I get into anything let me shed some light on some statistics did you know that fifty million people in the United States have chronic pain and twenty million of those people have pain so severe [...]

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All I want for my birthday is some pain relief!

Supporting someone with chronic pain can be difficult if you don't live in pain. Chronic pain sufferers learn how to cope with their pain and often times because we don't look like we are in pain so people assume we aren't! Friday is my birthday and although it will probably be a pretty good day [...]

Five things you should never say to migraineurs

    It's migraine and headache awareness month! Migraines are invisible and often times misunderstood as a bad headache. Migraines are debilitating and often times you cannot function and can last for up to four to seventy-two hours depending on the severity of the migraine. Headaches can be a huge inconvenience but generally don't last [...]

When your friends don’t believe your disability exists

My last friendship did not end well because one of my friends did not understand my migraines and she thought they could be easily treated through medication.  Instead of asking me for more information about my disability she assumed Hydrocephalus wasn't a thing and called me psycho and accused me of making up a disability [...]

What I wish people understood about my chronic migraines

Everyone gets headaches not everyone gets migraines! Migraines are often misunderstood as a bad headache but it is so much more than that. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are a neurological disorder that usually includes severe recurring pain on one side of the head. However, 1/3 of people who have migraines have reported [...]

Does chronic pain affect blog posts?

Hydrocephalus is very complicated and there is no quick fix when you start to have problems! Last April I started experiencing chronic migraines so I went to the doctor to see what was causing them. (If you are not familiar with this condition please visit my headache post for more information) After having several tests [...]