Migraine Aura and Lamictal

Note: Lamictal studies on migraine to date have only shown Lamictal to be beneficial for those with migraine aura. 

lamictal-300x300However, that being said other than this particular study there have been next to none that specifically study the response migraine with aura sufferers have …

Musings on Chronic Illness and Disability

One year ago I was paralyzed by pain and severe sickness. I was in the throes of a severe status migraine a day in and day out 8-10 on the pain scale. I also had persistent aura, and my migraine associated vertigo was off the charts due to damage to …

Ways to Break That Migraine

If you’ve had chronic migraine at any point in life chances are you’ve had at least a brush with status migraine, intractable migraine, or have developed a medication over use headache (formerly known as rebound).

Intractable Migraine – Is a migraine which is not responding to traditional treatment.

Intractable Migraine …

The Mankoski Pain Scale

I searched far and wide for a pain scale that made sense to me and ended up with the Mankoski Pain Scale which was developed for Endometriosis sufferers. I finally had language to go with the numbers, and a tool I could hand a provider if they weren’t sure what …

Reglan and Anti-Psychotics for Migraine? Yup!

reglan-side-effects-1You may already be taking an anti-psychotic medication for migraine and not even know it. Reglan, generic name Metoclopramide, has been gaining popularity in migraine treatment over the past decade, and for good reason.

Metoclopramide is actually in the same …