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Self-imposed stress

Hello there! I haven’t seen you in awhile. How have you been? Me? I’ve been taking on more and more responsibility at work, writing my butt off, and trying to balance everything without giving myself a stress-induced migraine every day. I’ve only been partially successful on the balance bit, and mostly unsuccessful in the migraine … Continue reading »

If this craving, then that substitute

The word “chocoholic” was invented for me. I have never in my 28 years of life gotten sick of chocolate. Or pie. Pie is great. Under normal circumstances I have no difficulty eating a reasonable portion of whatever delicious baked good crosses my path. The problem is that Prozac–the very same drug that has reduced … 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 »

A Workplace Migraine Survival Plan

A Workplace Migraine Survival Plan

When this post goes live at 9 a.m. Monday, I will be fulfilling one of my life-long goals: work in a library (not necessarily as a librarian). I am starting a part-time job as a library clerk in the Lawrenceville branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. I get to be around books ALL DAY. … Continue reading »

Why a migraine diary doesn’t work for me

Why a migraine diary doesn’t work for me

I don’t keep a migraine diary. If anything could be considered the cardinal sin of migraine management, it would be refusing to keep a diary. Every book, every blogger, every website about migraine stresses the importance of a detailed migraine diary. They all tell you to write down everything you eat, when you get a … Continue reading »