Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Blog

For the second year in a row, we will feature daily blog posts from the headache disease community. You hear and learn from seasoned advocates and those who are speaking up for the very first time. We encourage you to read and share the entries below via your personal social media channels. You can do so using the buttons at the bottom of each blog entry. Thank you for your support of all of these bloggers. Sharing your personal story is a great way to become an advocate. If interested in sharing your own story, find out which CHAMP participants offer those opportunities

The views expressed in these posts do not necessarily reflect the position or views of CHAMP or MigraineHeadacheAwarenessMonth.org.

New Era for All: Developments in Headache Treatment 

Jun 24, 2021

As the 2021 MHAM theme focuses on A New Era of Care, it’s important that we recognize what is taking place for…

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Coronavirus

Migraine in a Time of Coronavirus

Jun 23, 2021

I wake up naturally these days and have time for coffee on the porch. I can listen to the birds, watch the…

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nerve stimulation

Nerve Stimulation for Migraine: My Experience With gammaCore

Jun 22, 2021

After living with chronic migraine for more than 25 years and trying more than five dozen medications, I didn’t have much expectation…

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invisible illness

Bringing Visibility to an Invisible Illness

Jun 21, 2021

From a young age, we learn not to judge a book by its cover, yet inherently it’s something most of us do…

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migraine in men

Fathers With Migraine

Jun 20, 2021

Often thought of as a woman’s disease, migraine impacts more than 300 million men worldwide. Many are fathers. Too many struggle undiagnosed…

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disparities in migraine

Disparities in Migraine: Deborah Y. Turk’s Experience

Jun 19, 2021

I have been living with migraine disease for more than 25 years. My disease went from episodic migraine to my current diagnosis…

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caregiver

Why It’s Important for Caregivers to Show Their Support

Jun 18, 2021

Three Ways I Show My Support as a Caregiver My son, Nate, was 10 years old when I was initiated into the…

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volunteering

Volunteering Led To A New Career

Jun 17, 2021

Migraine doesn’t define me, but it’s had a larger than desired impact on my life. More than once in my career, I…

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My Decision to Start a New Migraine Treatment

Jun 16, 2021

Dawn of a New Era  for Migraine Treatment Options In 2018, the dawn of a new era of care for migraine disease…

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volunteering

Volunteering Renewed the Spark Inside Me

Jun 14, 2021

Looking back at my life, I’ve always loved to help people. Growing up, I was a lifeguard. Parents entrusted me with their…

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migraine patient

Navigating the World as a Queer Black Migraine Patient

Jun 13, 2021

You’re always told, “If you’re not feeling good, go to the doctor; they’ll take care of you.” For many marginalized groups, that’s…

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migraine communities

Connecting to Migraine Communities

Jun 12, 2021

What was your world like prior to March 2020? Were you working outside of your home? Getting together with friends and family?…

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