It is migraine and headache awareness month! Migraines are invisible and often times misunderstood as a bad headache. Migraines are debilating and often times you cannot function and can last for up to four to seventy two hours depending on the severity of the migraine. Headaches can be a huge inconvenience but generally don't last … Continue reading Five things you should never say to migraineurs
My last friendship did not end well because one of my friends did not understand my migraines and she thought they could be easily treated through medication. Instead of asking me for more information about my disability she assumed Hydrocephalus wasn't a thing and called me psycho and accused me of making up a disability … Continue reading When your friends don’t believe your disability actually exists
My life has changed in so many ways since living with chronic pain! To be honest I crave the life I had before I started having constant pain because the life I have now is not even remotely similar. I don't have the drive to do a lot of things I used to so there … Continue reading My chronic life: how has it changed?
Over the last month, I have been interning at an employment agency to try to get some job skills that I can put on my job resume. I have done something like this before but it was an entirely different experience because my first job training was not right the fit and, to be honest, … Continue reading Working with chronic pain
Everyone gets headaches not everyone gets migraines! Migraines are often misunderstood as a bad headache but it is so much more than that. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are a neurological disorder that usually includes severe recurring pain on one side of the head. However, 1/3 of people who have migraines have reported … Continue reading What I wish people understood about my chronic migraines