My Experience with Botox for Chronic Migraine

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

Promising Research: CGRP Antagonists

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

Getting a Degree with a Chronic Illness 

Hi there! My senior year of college, I worked at a tutoring center, privately tutored two students on the side, was undergoing physical therapy post-ankle surgery, applying for full-time jobs, and trying to complete my engineering degree. All the while, I suffered from chronic daily headaches and chronic migraines. I honestly still don’t know how … Continue reading Getting a Degree with a Chronic Illness