Hi friends! I hope this post finds you well. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I have seen 35 doctors in the last four years alone. This means, despite my aversion to new patient paperwork and doctor's waiting rooms, I have pretty much mastered the art of being a patient. Along the way … Continue reading New Patient Tips
Hi there! Since my sophomore year of college, my life has been a revolving door of new doctors and second opinions, just hoping that someone would finally be able to fix me. That someone would be able to stop the pain and suffering. After four years of this, I am worse. I am more fatigued, … Continue reading How Many Doctors Will it Take?
Hi there! I first heard of Botox as a preventative migraine treatment the summer before my junior year in college. I had tried numerous preventative medications, a 5 day infusion treatment in hospital, and lidocaine injections. None of these options provided any significant improvement, so my doctor suggested Botox. What is Botox? Botox is made … Continue reading My Experience with Botox for Chronic Migraine
Hello friends! Today I thought I would try and create a guide for what not to say to people with chronic illness, and suggestions for what to say instead. I think this is important because a lot of the time people don't mean to be offensive. They simply don't know what to say. Not all … Continue reading Say This… Not That: Migraine Edition
Hi there! Today we're going to talk about one of the most exciting advancements in Migraine research- CGRP Antagonists. This stands for Calcitonin general-related peptide receptor antagonist. In slightly simpler terms, this new category of migraine medicine works to block a certain receptor in the brain that spikes during migraine attacks. There hasn't been a … Continue reading Promising Research: CGRP Antagonists