When the migraine treament is worse than the migraine disease

When the migraine treament is worse than the migraine disease

The good news: Topomax/topiramate seems to be reducing the frequency and severity of my daily migraines. The bad news: It also seems to be causing immediate, unbearable stomach cramping after every one in three meals. It’s like winning a marathon only to be told the race was cancelled and no one bothered to tell you. … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine heads to Camp (NaNoWriMo)

Miss Migraine heads to Camp (NaNoWriMo)

Last week I wrote about how I achieve my goals with a constant migraine. But sometimes even having processes and routines in place that support achievement aren’t quite enough to help me through rough patches, so I turn to tools and networks of support for help. Enter National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Many of … Continue reading »

The New Miss Migraine

Three weeks ago I announced some changes would be coming to this blog. Today they have arrived. Take a look around. You will notice: A set posting schedule. Posts will go up every Wednesday morning. If I can’t make that deadline, you’ll hear about it. Name change from “Miss Migraine: The Adventures of a Girl … Continue reading »

The Future of Miss Migraine

In a few weeks, this blog will undergo a few adjustments to its name, look, and feel, and I will announce a regular posting schedule. Exciting right? Well, I’m excited. I’ve let Miss Migraine languish while I finished my MFA and adjusted to my new full-time work schedule, and I’m itching to rev it up … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine, MFA; or, Now what?

Miss Migraine, MFA; or, Now what?

Earning my master of fine arts in creative writing didn’t go the way I envisioned. I didn’t graduate when I planned, I didn’t take all the classes I wanted to, and I didn’t study with all the professors I’d hoped to. My constant migraines upended many of my plans, but there were other factors: my … Continue reading »

A Few Ways Out of the Dark

As soon as I make it through one week, another week starts. The things I haven’t done pile up, like dog fur dust bunnies in the corners of my kitchen. I want to tell the world to STOP, please just stop for an hour, a day, so I can rest, sleep, watch stupid television and … Continue reading »