You’d love to shed a few pounds, but you’re hesitant. You know that eating regular meals is one of your best strategies for preventing migraines. Cutting back on calories has never worked out, because you just end up with a migraine. So you’re worried that any change in your diet will just make your migraines worse. … Read more
Even when you’ve recovered from migraines, things can go from bad to worse so easily. It’s frustrating. You’re cruising along, successfully avoiding all your triggers, finally enjoying life again. Then – BOOM – out of the blue your migraines come back, with vengeance. “What did I do wrong?” you pray to the migraine gods. They … Read more
Summer can be a challenging time when you get migraines. Whether heat, humidity, bright sunlight, and volatile weather systems are among your migraine triggers or not, summer weather makes you more susceptible to migraines. It’s frustrating. You want to get out and enjoy the nice weather with your family and friends, but you’re not sure … Read more
You know it’s coming. The pain. The mood swings. The bloating. The bloody mess. You know you can’t avoid it. You’re counting the days. Your period is on the way. To top it off, you’re bound to get a migraine, too. It happens every month. When you’re a woman with migraines, odds are the monthly visit from your … Read more
The worst part of migraines is losing control of your life. I’m not saying that the pain doesn’t matter – of course it does – but you could cope with the pain if it didn’t keep you from doing the things you want and need to do. Losing control means you live in fear. You … Read more
Migraine triggers are activities that turn a normal day into a migraine day. We are taught that the best way to manage our migraines is to figure out what our triggers are, and avoid them. Unfortunately, even if you succeed in avoiding your triggers, there is no guarantee you will avoid a migraine. It is commonly … Read more
When you have chronic migraines, you hear over and over that you’re probably just dehydrated and need to drink more water. While that may be true in the beginning, after years of suffering, most of us drink lots of water and get migraines anyway. Still, dehydration and migraines are connected: The problem is that water alone does not resolve dehydration.