Prozac is helping my migraines

Yes. You read that title correctly. On Prozac (fluoxetine), I’m having fewer and less severe migraines. I’ve even had a few days that were essentially pain-free–on these days I felt absolutely euphoric. I still have a migraine every day, and I still have a severe migraine at least one day per week (down from three … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine says hello again

Hello. My last post said I was done with Miss Migraine, but as it turns out Miss Migraine  was not done with me. The break I took from working on this blog has helped me re-focus my blogging goals and desires. I have to give 90 percent of the credit for this new perspective to … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine says goodbye

This will be my last post as Miss Migraine, but you can find my new blog at my website, kellylynnthomas.com, where I’ll be writing about the process of becoming the best version of myself in spite of challenges like having constant migraines. When I began this blog a few years ago, I desperately needed a … Continue reading »

There’s nothing generic about migraine disease

There’s nothing generic about migraine disease

Migraine is an invisible chronic illness, and one that is highly individual. I experience pain, vertigo, blurred vision, and trouble speaking clearly when I have a migraine. Others experience light-headedness, neck stiffness and congestion. These symptoms are internal, not like a cut that wells up red with blood. You can’t take a picture of them … Continue reading »

Cruises, migraines, and limitations

Cruises, migraines, and limitations

I can probably never go on a cruise, and not because I can’t afford it. According to my mother, who takes a cruise every winter, music plays constantly in all the recreation areas. There’s usually a dance night on the ship’s promenade, with loud music and flashing lights. They even pipe music into the cabins … Continue reading »

Book Review: The Woman’s Guide to Managing Migraine

Book Review: The Woman’s Guide to Managing Migraine

Title: The Woman’s Guide to Managing Migraine: Understanding the Hormone Connection to find Hope and Wellness Author: Susan Hutchinson, MD Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Trade paperback Pages: 240 ISBN: 978-0199744800 List Price: $19.95 I’m sort of embarrassed to admit how much I learned from The Woman’s Guide to Managing Migraine—not only about the connection … Continue reading »