I finally found a migraine med that works, and it costs $50

I finally found a migraine med that works, and it costs $50

I have been spending between $80 and $100 per month on prescriptions. Half of that expense comes from one drug: the only migraine abortive I’ve tried that really works for me. Axert, or almotriptan malate, is less than a quarter-inch in diameter. It’s a tiny white pill imprinted with a stylized A (from its brand … Continue reading »

Support this documentary to spread migraine awareness

Support this documentary to spread migraine awareness

If you follow any migraine-related accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or any other social media network, or you receive newsletters from migraine-related organizations, you’ve probably already heard about the documentary Out of My Head. According to its website, Out of My Head is the first comprehensive, feature-length documentary about migraine (and it’s about time!). The … Continue reading »

Chronic migraines and calling off sick

On Halloween, I had to take a sick day. I woke up with a severe migraine and intense vertigo. I knew instantly that it would be physically impossible for me to get to work, let alone perform at work. I dislike calling off. It’s not because anyone at my workplace thinks I’m lying about my … Continue reading »

Why you should always tip your barista

Why you should always tip your barista

Coffee is one of those things you’re not supposed to drink if you get migraines. But YOLO, or something. In the library where I work, there’s a coffee shop right across from the customer services desk. This means my days are filled mostly with the smell of books and the sounds of a coffee grinder, … Continue reading »

Where I’ve been (Hint: Not in a good place)

I’ve been struggling. My migraines are terrible, my insurance has denied coverage for a medication that would probably make me feel better, and I’ve lost the ability to make decisions. For awhile, I thought I was going to shutter this blog entirely, but I’m reluctant to let it go. Sometimes writing about migraine disease is … Continue reading »