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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 »

A frantic summer

In my experience, summer and the winter holiday season are always hectic, even if you don’t have specific plans. Everyone around you has specific plans—family gatherings, vacations, kid stuff, etc.—and the frantic activity from their lives bleeds into yours. I’m totally in that summer frantic place, because 1.) I got a promotion at work and … 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 »

People first language, or, I am not my migraines

A few years ago I wrote a post about why I don’t like the term “migraineur.” Since then I’ve done a lot of reading and learning about the chronic illness and disability communities; as a result, my dislike for the term has only grown. I’ve arrived at “person with migraine disease” for my preferred label. … Continue reading »

Did I drink too much coffee? Probably.

For the past three weeks, I’ve had a perfect storm of events that seem specifically designed to keep me in migraine hell FOREVER. First, I moved. Everything, my whole life, boxed up and carried from one house to another. Packing required some late nights with coffee as my friend. The day after the move, I … Continue reading »