Tagged: medications

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 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...

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...

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Miss Migraine: Shopping for health insurance

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 6, 2012. I’ve updated it with reflections and more experiences. When I was 26, my partner was laid off and we lost our health...

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Miss Migraine: A list of things that happen to me when I don’t sleep

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on August 13, 2012, on my blog of the same name. My body is not adjusting well to venlafaxine (brand name Effexor), an anti-depressant also prescribed for migraine patients. I just. Can’t. Sleep....