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Miss Migraine in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Miss Migraine in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. After my last post about Aimovig, the first-ever drug designed specifically to prevent migraines, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contacted me about doing an interview with them. You can read the full story on the P-G’s website! Here’s a snippet: “I can’t...

Miss Migraine: FDA approves first true migraine preventive

Miss Migraine: FDA approves first true migraine preventive

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. Guys. This is huge. The FDA just approved the first-ever drug designed specifically to prevent migraines! The cons are that it’s not as effective as many would prefer and it’s very, very expensive, but the pros are that we finally have...

#PhotoFriday: Clematis in full bloom

#PhotoFriday: Clematis in full bloom

Growing up, my mom had a purple clematis in our front yard. Every year it would grow up our porch railing. Along with the johnny jump-ups that popped up every spring, the clematis was my favorite flower. When I rented my first house, I bought a clematis bulb and grew it in a pot for...

#WeekendReads: Night Beast by Ruth Joffre

#WeekendReads: Night Beast by Ruth Joffre

The past two weeks have been a bit weird. I’ve been spending a lot of time with Lexi and out in my garden. My anxiety is high right now for a number of reasons, so I’ve also been making time to sit on my porch and read in the evenings. All of this helps, but...

A tower of pills

Miss Migraine Gets Angry Part 2

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 December 19, 2012. If you read Miss Migraine Gets Angry, you know that my insurance company tried to limit my access to triptans, and that...