Reset: How to Aggravate a Migraine

This weekend R.J and I had tickets to a local food festival. We love food festivals. But if we’re going to be completely honest–we love food festivals in winter. At night–when the Florida heat somewhat abates and you can actually walk through the streets without feeling like you are both melting and suffocating at the…

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My Kingdom for CAMBIA

God bless Cambia, you know? You don’t? I guess it must be new on the market. Completely unrelated to Cannabis, Cambia is a migraine medication. It comes in a small packet and it’s a flavored powder you mix with a few ounces of water. I want to kiss my pain management doctor for introducing me…

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Final Thoughts on Botox, Blog, Business and The Book

Heading back to my neurologist this Thursday for my one-month-post-shots Botox check-up. And I have to say that my final thoughts on Botox treatments for migraines:   WINNER! Yeah! I’m excited to report that my migraines have almost completely stopped! It’s a miracle! Praise Oprah, I’m finally feeling better! I’m really thrilled with the outcome…

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Migraines: They’re a Problem

Everything was fine–or as fine as you could imagine me being over the course of the last few months. I was still having migraines. But I was having silent ones–ones with no pain, just the annoying symptoms they come with. So when I woke up yesterday I felt fine to drive down the street to…

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Hi From The Whirlpool of Chronic Migraines

Chronic migraine. Spent Sunday morning in the ER. Got a shot of dillauded in my arm after two percocets failed. Slept all Sunday. Woke up with migraine. Drank a lot of water. Changed my diet–no more dairy, lots of vegetables, fruit. No more pain meds since then. Which is like–almost 24 hours. SO much pain…

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An Update on my Brain and my Crazy Spider Dream

When I finally fell asleep around seven AM I dreamed that I had something on my tongue. I took my fingers and pulled out a spider from my mouth. And then another, and then another. And that was the lucid dream that started my day on Tuesday morning. To say it’s been a trying few…

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Did Migraines Make Me Stupid? You Tell Me.

So let’s say that metaphorically you’ve been bludgeoned in the prefrontal cortex with, say, a metal baseball bat–repeatedly–for at least four hours a day for about two or three weeks. Now, metaphorically speaking it’d be safe to say your brain might be a little like that egg and the skillet in that 1990’s meth commercial…

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