• Health and Wellness,  Migraines

    The All-Natural Miracle Migraine Manager

    I know it seems like a gimmick and when I first read about it, I was skeptical. But this acupressure pillow has changed my life. I’ve been able to keep my migraines at bay without any drugs or prescriptions as long as I catch the migraine in time. It’s all by accessing acupressure points in my neck and the base of my head. I first heard about it on Migraine.com. If you have migraines and you don’t check out Migraine.com on a regular basis, you’re missing out. I am not affiliated with them whatsoever. I’ve found their site and community to be immensely helpful. There are stories and chat forums…

  • Health and Wellness,  Migraines

    My Yearlong Journey on Aimovig

    In October 2018, I signed up for the Bridge to Commercial Coverage program for Aimovig. It offered twelve free doses until my insurance carrier approved. My neurologist started me off with one 70mg dose. The program even offered a nurse to come to my home to help me with the injection. Even though I’m a wimp when it comes to shots, it wasn’t that bad. I also continued with yoga, acupuncture, and meditation, something that had already been reducing my migraines from 15 a month to 6. That first month, I didn’t notice much difference. But by the second dose in November, my migraines reduced from 6 to 2. My last…

  • Anxiety,  Health and Wellness,  Medium,  Writing

    How Reiki Worked for Me But Not as I Expected

    My post is up today at P.S. I Love You! My first publication with them and I’m so thrilled! It’s about how my Reiki class brought me closer to my father. I was always a worrywart ever since I can remember. Over time, it brought on debilitating migraines, chronic inflammation, and hives. I needed to relieve my anxiety and stress but I never knew how. So I signed up for a Reiki class. What it did for me was beyond what I could imagine. Not only did I learn how to relax and bring down my anxiety, but it allowed me to be more open and vulnerable. If you want…

  • Anxiety,  Migraines

    5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

    I have always had anxiety and negative thinking ever since I can remember. I worry about what happened in the past, what will happen, and what I just did. I blame myself when a migraine strikes. What did I do? It’s my fault! For those of you who suffer from migraines or chronic pain, I’m sure you have similar stories. It’s hard not to worry about when the next migraine will strike or you chastise yourself for feeling worse than you did yesterday. If you already have anxiety, then being a chronic pain sufferer is debilitating! The summer of 2018 I was desperate. I had more migraine days than not.…

  • Migraines

    A Little Self Care

    We all need a reminder to be good to ourselves… Published on Migraine.com July 13, 2019 I always dread sending that text or email with the familiar words “I’m not going to be able to make it. I have a migraine.” I can already picture the rolling eyes. Feel their scorn or disappointment. Hear the conversation among my friends, co-workers, family, or boss. “She always has a migraine.” “That’s the third one this month.” “How bad could it be?” “Do you really think she has a migraine?” “Why doesn’t she just take her meds?” “How convenient.” Of course, I don’t know if any of this is said or not. But…