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Migraines Didn't Sink My Vacation

TERI-Sunset-at-SeaIt's been a while since I wrote anything personal, even about Migraines, so I thought I'd share with you that I was actually take a vacation earlier this month withOUT it being sunk by Migraines.

Thanks to planning, trigger management, and Botox, I was able to get through the nine days with just two Migraines. That's no more Migraines than I'd have had at home, and Zomig (and a short nap) got rid of them both in a pretty short time. Whoohoo!

If you're interested in more about my vacation and the planning and trigger management that allowed me to enjoy it, take a look at the post I wrote about it for HealthCentral - Nine Days, Two Migraines - Vacation Accomplished.

Here are some photos from my vacation. You can see a larger version of each of them by clicking on the photos...

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Last updated September 30, 2013.


Migraine Gem - Sinus Headache?

MigraineGemsPurpleMany people think they have sinus headaches, and unfortunately, some doctors even misdiagnose people with sinus headaches.

The reality is that sinus headache is rare without a sinus infection. Research has shown that the vast majority of what people think are sinus headaches are actually Migraine attacks.

You can find more information on this in Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It's Probably a Migraine.

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Last updated September 28, 2013.



Migraine Gem - Dehydration

MigraineGems190One of the most essential elements of effective Migraine management is trigger identificaiton and management. Some triggers are avoidable, and once identified, avoiding them can mean fewer Migraines.

Dehydration is one of the most basic avoidable Migraine triggers. It's also one of the strongest and most common.

For information on dehydration and avoiding it, see An Avoidable Migraine Trigger - Dehydration.

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Last updated September 25, 2013.



Migraine Gem - Harry Potter and Migraines?

MigraineGems190In 2007, based on the evidence in the first five Hary Potter books, Dr. Fred Sheftell and Dr. Timothy Steiner diagnosed Harry Potter with possible Migraine.

In 2010, Dr. Sylvia Mohen and Dr. Matthew Robbins reviewd that diagnosis and the additional evidence from the last two books in the series. Mohen and Robbins arrived at a different diagnosis - nummular headaches.

You can read more about how they arrived at their diagnosis and about nummular headaches in Harry Potter - Migraines or Nummular Headaches?

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Last updated September 23, 2013.



Migraine Gem - All Ages

MigraineGems190Migraine disease doesn't discriminate by age. Very young children can get Migraines as can the elderly.

Some children will experience their first Migraine before they're old enough to talk and tell their parents what's wrong. When talking with their doctors, it's important for parents to tell the doctor if there's a history of Migraine in their families. This can help a great deal with diagnosis.

People are often told they'll "outgrow" their Migraines. Women are often told they'll stop after menopause. While both of these statements hold true for some people, they're not true for everyone.

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Last updated September 18, 2013.



Migraine Gem - Delayed Diagnosis

MigraineGems190If you have Migraines, how many times did you see your doctor before being diagnosed? How many tests were run? How many doctors did you see before receiving an accurage diagnosis?

It takes some people years and seeing multiple doctors to get an accurate diagnosis.

Check out the interesting results of a study about why proper disagnosis is so often delayed in Why Is Migraine Diagnosis Delayed?

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Last updated September 16, 2013.