Understanding Meniere’s & Going Bilateral

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I’ve been dreading and avoiding writing about this, since well it’s always been my Meniere’s worst nightmare. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in that, I think most of us with unilateral …

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 …

Chronic Illness and Relationships: It’s About Communication

theme_relationshipsMy partner and I struggled a lot when my health went from bad to incapacitating. It was hard for us to wrap our head’s around how to manage this superstorm of vertigo and migraine and keep our lives going. One thing …

Mindfulness and Chronic Illness

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Mindfulness is taking the field of Psychology by storm, and is indeed a very useful set of practices in psychotherapy which have a very strong evidence base.

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing and changing attention in a purposeful …

Meniere’s, Migraine, or Both?

vertigocausessymptomsWhen vertigo starts many are caught between two very different diagnoses. Vestibular Migraine, also known as Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV) and Meniere’s Disease. These two conditions are both tricky to diagnose, and the two conditions occur in different parts …

Out of the Downward Spiral

I had no clue that a condition I have had for almost twenty years could spiral (literally, and I mean literally in the correct use of the word) out of control.  I went back to the work at the end of July, but I was still struggling with daily migraines. …