Category: miss migraine

Miss Migraine: Self-imposed stress

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. Hello there! How have you been? Me? I’ve been teaching more and more (and more), writing my butt off, applying to a PhD program, and trying to balance everything without giving myself a stress-induced migraine every day. I’ve only been...

Star Wars journal

Miss Migraine: Why a migraine diary doesn’t work for me

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on October 19, 2012 on my blog of the same name. I don’t keep a migraine diary. If anything could be considered the cardinal sin of migraine management, it would be refusing to...

Coleman ice pack

Miss Migraine: Ice pack, or, it’s that kind of day

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on September 27, 2012 on my blog of the same name. Photo Friday is a fun challenge that chooses a theme each week. You then have to go out into the world and...

Aimovig box and injector pen.

Miss Migraine tries Aimovig!

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. Back in the spring, I wrote about my excitement over Aimovig, the first FDA-approved pharmaceutical treatment developed specifically to prevent migraine. (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette even interviewed me about it!) In October, my health insurance provider approved my doctor’s request for...

Simpsons Itchy and Scratchy Wheel of Pain

Miss Migraine: A summer retrospective

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on August 20, 2012.  In many ways, this has been a terrible summer. The weather was awful, my best friend in the entire world is going...