Migraine is a neurological condition typically characterized by headaches that are often so excruciating and debilitating that they interfere with your ability to accomplish anything and make it hard just to get through the day.
They may also be more common than you know.
This year, Healthline looked for blogs that educate, inspire, and empower those who deal with migraine and painful chronic headaches. You’ll find current news and treatment options, as well as personal stories from people who understand all too well.
The National Headache Foundation is committed to curing headaches, and its blog is a valuable resource with relevant and useful information. Browse posts relating to common migraine triggers, an ask-the-expert series, and fundraising opportunities that help the foundation provide migraine survival toolkits to those who need them.
This is a wonderful blog for insight and perspective into the true impact of chronic pain on a mother and her family. Managing motherhood on top of chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety has its challenges, and Jaime Sanders is using her platform as a personal diary, a stand for advocacy, and a sounding board to help others walking a similar path.
Since she was 5 years old, Sarah has lived with migraine. It’s a condition that has touched every stage of her life and shaped who she is today — a mother, wife, and woman with a fierce commitment to staying positive. On her blog, she writes about her own experiences, reviews products intended to improve quality of life for migraine survivors, and shares information about foundations, fundraisers, and health.
The Migraine Trust is working to change the lives of people with migraine. On the blog, the organization shares information about treatment options, current migraine news and research, practical tips for managing migraine attacks, and the opportunity to share personal stories.
Patients and caregivers alike will find tips and advice for taking control of migraine symptoms. Topics on the blog are wide-ranging, covering common migraine triggers, new treatments, management techniques, and personal stories and perspectives.
The migraine blog at Health Central is an excellent resource for the latest information on alternative treatments, migraine diagnosis and complications, and lifestyle advice. You can browse tips for managing symptoms in posts written by medical professionals and patient experts, as well as inspiring stories from people living with chronic migraine.
The American Migraine Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing research and awareness about migraine. In addition to advocacy efforts and comprehensive information relating to all aspects of this condition, the foundation offers an online resource library. It’s a great place for the latest information on migraine news, treatments, advocacy opportunities, and stories about the impact of migraine attacks on real people.
Hart and Kerrie Shafer know firsthand the toll of chronic migraine, and it led them on a personal search for relief. The couple tried everything from medications and physical therapy to Botox and Chinese herbs. Interestingly, it was a headache specialist’s suggestion about the impact of light itself that led them to an answer. This is the story of how they found a workable solution and everything they learned along the way.
The Migraine Relief Center is a group of specialists working to offer custom help to those living with chronic migraine — and not just new medications. Visitors can stay current on the latest from doctors, patients, treatments, and results from the center’s various locations across the country. Article topics include causes, symptoms, practical advice, and personal stories.
Axon Optics creates migraine glasses designed to minimize the amount of painful light entering the eye. In addition to sharing company news, the blog is a great resource for information about migraine and related conditions, triggers, natural treatments, medications, and light sensitivity.
A solo project established in June 2016 to offer a positive outlook on pain, The Migraine Mantras has since expanded. With many regular bloggers sharing tips and advice for living mindfully and holistically with migraine, mental illness, and other chronic illnesses, there’s a great mix of information and perspectives.
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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.