Depression and migraines go hand-in-hand. It’s not surprising, really. Suffering a unpredictable, uncontrollable disease is depressing. Living in pain is depressing. The notion that you may have to live this way forever is beyond depressing. But depression is more than just being sad. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. You can’t just turn … Read more
Migraines are so unpredictable, it is a real relief when you finally achieve some kind of stability. It’s far better to limit yourself and stay pain free than to live in constant fear of the next migraine attack. But it’s a mixed blessing. On one hand, it’s great to finally feel like you have some kind of control … Read more
Digestive disorders are one of the major causes of chronic disease. Poor digestion reduces your ability to absorb nutrients from food. It also depletes your immune system, because 3/4 of your immune response originates in the gut. The funny thing is, an important part of your digestive process has nothing to do with your own biochemistry: It is controlled … Read more
Sometimes it seems like you’ll never get better. You keep searching for answers, trying new treatments, changing your habits, and nothing really helps. Sometimes, the most promising solutions actually make your migraines worse. It’s easy to lose hope. Some days you feel like giving up. But migraine doesn’t give up, so you won’t either. Somewhere … Read more
You’re frustrated with migraines, and who can blame you? You live with horrible, debilitating pain, and no-one seems to know why. You’re exhausted all the time. You can’t even make plans to do the things you love because you might have a migraine that day. You’re discouraged from the endless cycle of diagnosis, treatment, and … 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.