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Managing a Flare-Up

Let’s face it, flare-ups happen, and they can be quite miserable to say the least. My most recent one lasted about two weeks, I had horrific neck and back pain in addition to an intractable migraine. Due to COVID-19, it was a challenge to go to a doctor and receive injections right away.  I was […]

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Do I Look Sick Enough For You?

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting is battle you know nothing about” – Wendy Mass There are many predetermined beliefs about what someone who is chronically ill or someone who has a mental illness should look and act like, but #myinvisibleproject set out to change that. My chronic illnesses are not visible. I’ve heard […]

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My Quest for Care During COVID-19

I am sure many of us have had some disruption of care during COVID-19, whether it’s in-person doctor’s appointments or routine procedures like such as Botox, never blocks, and injections. Like many of you, I’ve also had several disruptions in care. I was due for my Botox on April 7th at my pain management doctor […]

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Headache on the Hill 2020

This year I was honored to attend the 13th annual Headache on the Hill as a patient advocate. I traveled to Washington D.C. along with 179 patient advocates, caregivers, and headache physicians to advocate for a common ‘“ask.” Although we all share a common connection, migraine disease, we come from different walks of life, across […]

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A Different Type of Treatment: IV Ketamine

IV ketamine therapy is the newest treatment in my toolbox. Initially, I was hesitant given the fact also a street drug. However, research has shown it helps with chronic pain. I already take nasal ketamine spray for pain, and find it somewhat helpful, but it does not last as long as I’d like. Eventually, I decided to give it a try after a lot of contemplation and research on my end.