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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...

Miss Migraine runs a 5k

Miss Migraine runs a 5k

I put one foot in front of the other, forcing myself to breathe in and out in a steady rhythm. I put one foot in front of the other, again and again, for five kilometers. Other runners–skinnier, more muscular runners–passed us on either side, creating the illusion we were moving backwards. But no, we ran...

Miss Migraine: Understanding limitations

Miss Migraine: Understanding limitations

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 June 2, 2015. I wanted to share this again now because I’ve been in a bad migraine cycle on top of having a full-to-bursting schedule....

purple morning glories

Miss Migraine: A gratitude post

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 September 5, 2012. First, I am grateful for words, for language. I am grateful for the skill and intuition to shape them into meaning, into...