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13 April 2020

Treating Migraine at Home with Allay Lamp

Allay Lamp - A Helpful Tool for Migraine

Boy, what a time we are living in! Although many of us who have had migraine for years or decades, living in isolation and social distancing is nothing new to us. Despite being used to those ways of living, what we are experiencing now is still very different than what we have dealt with in the past.

09 April 2020

Tell Congress: Expand Paid Leave for People with Chronic Heath Conditions


Expand Paid Leave for People with Chronic Health Conditions

For many people with chronic health conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying existing financial and logistical burdens associated with their care. Currently, only people with childcare needs and parents of adults with disabilities impacted by the pandemic are eligible for paid family and medical leave under the expanded emergency use of the Family and Medical Leave Act. This policy leaves out so many who, because of serious health conditions, may require time away from work due to the risk COVID-19 poses to their health, or the health of a loved one.

22 March 2020

Managing Migraine During COVID-19

These are unprecedented times. We are used to being in our homes for days at a time and social distancing on our own but not being able to go places because of a pandemic is something new to all of us. How do we manage our acute migraine symptoms when they get so bad we typically seek emergency care? There are real fears surrounding the possibility of contracting the coronavirus and many of us living with migraine have comorbid conditions that are part of the vulnerable population.

13 March 2020

Can CBD Help Those Living With Migraine?

This is a guest post from John Alois, Digital Editor and Lead Content Creator of DidCBDWork.com.

Can CBD Help Those Living With Migraine?

As many readers, unfortunately, know, migraine is a chronic and often debilitating neurological disease impacting millions around the world.

Migraine attacks are often characterized by severe headaches of varying intensity and frequency. They can also include sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, fatigue, and a host of other potential symptoms.

These attacks can greatly vary in frequency from patient to patient. While some only experience episodes a couple of times a month, an estimated 4 million people suffer from chronic migraine, suffering attacks over 15 days a month.

Migraine is a particularly prevalent type of neurological condition, impacting an estimated 39 million Americans and over a billion people the world over. The condition tends to disproportionately affect women, although people of any sex or age may develop it. Many are unable to function normally during the span of their attacks, significantly impacting their own lives and the lives of their loved ones.

While migraines can be treatable through the use of analgesic and anti-inflammatory medications, these are used as acute treatments and leave the user waiting hours until the drugs take effect. Outside of diet modifications and lifestyle alterations, many of those living with migraine are curious if there are any alternative treatments available that may offer them relief.

11 March 2020

Black Men Have Migraine Too

Black Men Have Migraine Too

I was extremely amazed and humbled by how many people reached out to me after the Good Morning America segment aired that featured my story. To say it was overwhelming would be a gross understatement. The vast majority of comments, emails, messages and tweets I received were from women who felt validated by watching me on their television screens. But, there was one tweet that really stood out to me.

Now, for some people this tweet might not seem that different from all of the other tweets about the GMA segment that morning. For me, however, it was like a unicorn. A black man who watched the show that morning because he has migraine disease. Yes, migraine disproportionately affects women; approximately every three out of four people with migraine are women. However, 6% of men have migraine and since it is seen as a women’s issue and less legitimate, the stigma that men face is often worse.¹

The moment I saw that tweet I had to respond. Not just because this was a man openly proclaiming he has migraine, but this was a black man doing so. In my community, black men are not allowed to show any weakness, pain or inability to function. Due to our history, black people must always appear to be strong and infallible. Any signs of vulnerability can make you a target. Here I saw a man standing in his truth and not being ashamed about it.

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