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…

August 10, 2012

Is Chronic Migraine A Different Headache Disorder? Great piece by: Rob Cowan, MD, FAHSMigraineur and Director,Stanford Headache and Facial Pain Program Whether you follow the headache and Migraine blogs or the academic literature, you know that there is a hot debate about whether people who have their Migraines every day or almost every day have…

August 9, 2012

Follow Me On Twitter @erincawood I tweet about anything and everything, including my writing, other peoples books, and much more… life doesnt revolve around migraine.

January 24, 2011

My first big migraine attack was on Monday 16th November. Disciples of the dark destroyer were in also attendance and they were determined to make my life hell. It lasted for a week. I felt well enough by the beginning of December, and because I was on probation I didn’t get sick¬† pay so I…

October 31, 2010

I was really worried about going on holiday to Cuba. I was determined to go. But If I couldn’t manage 150 miles, how was I going to manage 5,000? I really had nothing to worry about. I handled the heat, the flight, the transfers, the food. Everything! And we had a wonderful much needed holiday.

August 30, 2010

One week later I had a severe migraine attack.All the symptoms decided they wanted to remind me they weren’t going anywhere just yet. But I spoke to my GP and they were sure it had more to do with the stress of impending redundancy than the condition itself. I was off work for a week….

August 24, 2010

I returned to see the consultant neurologist at the end of August 2010. During this time the migraine symptoms had been very mild I hadn’t needed any time off work for these. The Neurologist told me complex migraines like mine tend not to last longer than 9 months. and he would discharge me from his…

June 14, 2010

I was discharged from hospital with a confirmed diagnosis of Migraine with Aura. Despite my severe loss of sensation down my right side, its not classes as a Hemaphalegic Migraine because I don’t suffer from paralysis. I had two weeks further weeks off work to recover from this particular migraine attack and the change to…