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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.

25 February 2020

Migraine on Good Morning America

It Was a Big Week for Migraine!

Last week, Good Morning America started their 3-day series, "Unlocking the Migraine Mystery". They shared my story, along with the Pushis Family, and talked about the use of neuromodulation devices for the prevention and acute treatment of migraine. Please watch all three and share!!

22 February 2020

Community, Support and Understanding with Migraine Healthline

Community, Support & Understanding with Migraine Healthline

If you read my post a few weeks back introducing the new Migraine Healthline app, then you got a pretty good idea of what was featured. With their many groups, nightly live chats, member matching, and the support offered and given by members it has turned out to be an amazing resource for anyone living with migraine and headache.

I have been using Migraine Healthline for about three weeks now and I would like to share my top three favorite things with you.

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