I am now a Patient Advocate and Contributor on Migraine.com

Sometimes, everything lines up in exactly the right way. My favorite headache blogger, Kerrie Smyres of The Daily Headache, had posted an article about several available CGRP studies and the pros and cons of getting involved. Since one of the studies was Amgen, I commented that I hadn’t had a hugely noticeable improvement on that…

The Migraine Diaries #2: Election Day [2008] available now on Kindle

My second short story in The Migraine Diaries series is now available on Kindle!  Link to The Migraine Diaries 1: Diagnosis [1981] Link to The Migraine Diaries 2: Election Day [2008] I am really proud of this one. Writing about myself as an adult is much easier; I am able to use my own true voice much…

Migraine365: Text Update

J had me write what he called an “intro” to our migraine365 website, and it finally went live today. I was so so pleased with it. You should go check it out, but here is the text: Migraine365 is a graphic novel written and illustrated by John and Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel to demonstrate the effects of…

In Through The Out Door

I don’t know what’s going on with me. I have noticed that the times I’m most depressed, I don’t have a migraine. Could the depression be part of the prodrome? Is it that the chemicals usually involved in my headache don’t have anything else to do? Bored serotonin, making me miserable. Until recently I don’t…

Exit, #2

The post I wrote and then accidentally deleted was about being horrifyingly, painfully depressed. For some reason it looked like it was going to post twice, so I quickly deleted one and there the other went, too!  Perhaps it was for the best, because I didn’t want to frighten anyone. I don’t know where this…

Reclaiming My Blog (again)

Twice, this blog, LadyMigraine, was used against me in the most heinous, unimaginable ways.  Once at work (see the entry “An Open Letter”). Once within my family-in-law, to punish my sweet, deeply damaged husband, heretofore known as SirMigraine. After his brief resulting stint in a psychiatric unit, things became more and more tenuous at home…

Another Little Piece of My Heart

I am going to have to take a break from blogging. It does nothing but get me in trouble, making things unbearable for me at work, punishing those close to me. I say again to the person who turned me in to my supervisor last year: FUCK YOU. And I will say the same to…