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“You’re too sick.”

Over the past two months I’ve been experiencing a major migraine flare up. It’s funny (not really) how much worse the bad times feel to me now that I’m getting a fair amount of (almost) no migraine time. I feel out of sync with my job, my personal life, my responsibilities as a writer and … Continue reading »

Migraines and handwashing

I had to pee, so I stopped in the bathroom next to the coffee shop—the bathroom I knew stocked strongly perfumed soap. After I did my business, I breezed by a woman washing her hands. “No handwashing?!” she said in a chiding tone. I didn’t stop. “Nope!” Sure. I could have explained the reason I … Continue reading »

February 2013 Headache and Migraine Blog Carnival!

The February 2013 edition of the Headache and Migraine Blog Carnival is posted at Diana Lee’s wonderfully informative blog, Somebody Heal Me. This month’s theme is Migraine Pet Peeves: What do people say about migraine disease or other headache disorders that annoys or angers you? This is a great theme, because all migraine sufferers and … Continue reading »

“Can’t They Do Something?”

“Can’t They Do Something?”

This post is my entry for the February 2013 Headache and Migraine Carnival. This month’s topic is “Migraine Pet Peeves: What do people say about migraine disease or other headache disorders that annoys or angers you?“ Every person who spends enough time around me knows I have chronic migraines. When I mention my latest bad … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine Gets Angry Part 2

Miss Migraine Gets Angry Part 2

If you read Miss Migraine Gets Angry, you know that my insurance company tried to limit my access to triptans, and that I planned to follow through with them and correct their egregious money-grubbing behavior. (Oops, did I type that out loud?) Unfortunately, I wasn’t entirely successful, partly because I’m currently unable to take triptans … Continue reading »

The trouble with migraines in college part 1

The trouble with migraines in college part 1

Classes at Chatham’s MFA program in Creative Writing started this week, so I’m getting back into the swing of school and also planning for how to deal with my migraines and my coursework at the same time. Thankfully the stories I’m going to share do have an ultimate happy ending (which I’ll share on Friday … Continue reading »