By Peggy - Once upon a time, television was my distraction of choice. Through many long days of chronic migraine pain, it hypnotized and help numb. I could keep the volume low and park myself in front of the screen to (somewhat) keep from focusing on my throbbing head. But last February when the pain … Continue reading Product Review & Personal Experience: Migraine Glasses
By Dana - Migraines and sleep problems go together. According to the American Migraine Foundation, migraineurs are between two and eight times more likely to have difficulty sleeping. Chronic sleep problems could indicate a disorder like sleep apnea, where breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Many people associate sleep apnea with overweight, middle-aged men who … Continue reading Migraines & Sleep Apnea: A Connection Worth Considering
By Jorie - For my birthday this past year, my mom graciously gifted me the Quell 2.0 device. I had been wanting to try Quell for a long time after hearing about it within the chronic pain community, but neither I nor my husband could immediately afford it. I’m immensely grateful for my mom’s constant, … Continue reading Product Review & Personal Experience: Quell 2.0
By Sarina - Triptans. What are they? Triptans are a class of medications most commonly used as abortive relief for migraine and cluster headache. For many migraineurs, triptans are their go-to rescue meds and can successfully beat down a migraine. There are multiple triptans that can be tried, with different types being more or less … Continue reading My Experience with Triptans for Migraine
By Dr. Brent Wells (Guest Writer) - If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer with chronic back and neck pain, consider adding some yoga exercises to your routine. Yoga improves your flexibility and reduces tension, which can dramatically reduce sensations of pain when practiced regularly. While many people do yoga as a … Continue reading Simple Yoga Exercises For Back & Neck Pain
By Lisa (Guest Writer) - Getting enough sleep is vital to ensuring that you stay in good health. In fact, a lack of sleep has been associated with a wide variety of health risks including obesity, diabetes, anxiety, and even increased body pain during the day. Not everyone finds falling asleep an easy process, of … Continue reading 5 Natural Remedies for Sleep
By Winslow - Headaches can come in various different forms. Tension headaches, sinus headaches, menstrual migraines and cluster headaches are just a few examples of these debilitating demons that plague a great deal of people. It is estimated that 13% of Americans suffer from migraine headaches which calculates to around 38 million people. It is … Continue reading Migraine or Cluster: Which Are You Having?
By John Martinez in association with Axon Relief (Guest Post) - If you’re active in the migraine community, you may be noticing that CBD oil is starting to pick up steam as a possible treatment for migraine headaches. However, are the floods of positive anecdotal evidence backed by scientific data? The short answer is: not … Continue reading CBD Oil for Migraineurs?
By Winslow -With the rising prices of pharmaceutical medications, a great deal of people are searching for more natural solutions to treat their migraines. Below is a list of herbs thought to be beneficial in the treatment of migraine headaches. *Disclaimer: This list is not to be used to diagnose, treat or manage any condition. … Continue reading 5 Herbs That May Treat Migraine
By Lisa (Guest Writer) - According to the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), one-third of Americans are not receiving the recommended seven-plus hours of sleep every night and over seventy different sleep disorders have been diagnosed by doctors. A lack of sleep can lead to serious health concerns like high blood pressure, diabetes, and … Continue reading Can Mindfulness Impact Sleep Quality?