February 7, 2013

Accidentally Discovered Procedure gives Migraine Relief Really? “A plastic surgeon noticed his forehead-lift patients — being done for cosmetic reasons — are migraine-free,” explained UT Southwestern plastic surgeon Dr. Bardia Amirlak. Amirlak is among a handful of doctors performing decompression surgery. The procedure entails severing tiny muscles and other tissues pressing on and irritating headache-trigger nerves….

January 23, 2013

Women with migraine with aura are more likely to suffer from blood clots??? You know I really love reading headlines like this… Women experiencing migraine with aura could be at greater risk for blood clots … NOT! Thank you for the health scare. As you know, I suffer from chronic daily migraine with aura so…

January 22, 2013

Social Stigma of Migraine Here’s an interesting article about the social stigma of migraine from the people at the Huffington Post People who suffer from migraines may suffer the same level of social stigma experienced by people with epilepsy, according to a new study. “I don’t think people realize that it is not unusual for…

November 12, 2012

I worked out that the light sensitivity began on the 21st October. I remember sitting at my desk on Sunday wearing my sunglasses. What a joke! It got progressively worse during that week until the 26th when I couldn’t leave the house. We’re now on the 12th November and my eyes hurt so much today…

November 11, 2012

I returned to Uni at the end of September. A week later I got flu. Its been a long time since I was too ill to go to work because of any reason other than migraine but I couldn’t do anything. Even using the computer just … hurt. And you know me, I’m permanently attached…

November 2, 2012

The clocks went back this weekend. It didn’t really hit me what that meant until Wednesday night. The nights are darker earlier. I had a super-migraine attack 14 months, where they suspected I’d had a stroke. As a result I have no spacial awareness in the dark. Wednesday night, I turned out the hall light…