AMD’s Year in Review: Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

In spite of COVID-19 and its impact on many of our programs, we have continued to focus our efforts on a variety of initiatives and have made great

Meet Alexes: An Inspiring Woman Living With Hemiplegic Migraine

Alexes' experience is both interesting and complicated. She lives with rare debilitating types of migraine. The presentation of symptoms impacts her

Remembering Melissa: A Young Life Stolen By Migraine

In 2013, Melissa Dwyer lost her battle to chronic migraine. In her last year, Melissa had over 70 inpatient hospital days to try to break her

Meet Lindsay and Skylar – A Mother-Daughter Duo Living with Migraine

Lindsay had chronic daily migraine from her earliest memory (around the age of 3 or 4) until she was 30. She inherited the disease from her father.

Meet Don – A Man Whose Career Was Cut Short By Migraine

Migraine entered my life in college and grew progressively until it ultimately ended my career. The life I had carefully built over several decades

Meet Eula – A Combat War Veteran Living with Migraine

I dealt with menstrual headaches as a teenager, but nothing like the pain I started to experience while serving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December

Breaking Down Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

TACs are characterized by attacks of pain on one side of the head along with autonomic symptoms on the same side, such as a tearing, red eye, stuffy

How Concussion and PTSD May Complicate Migraine Disease

Migraine disease can be challenging to treat, but it may be even more complicated for patients who have also dealt with concussions and/or PTSD.

Cluster Headache Patients Face An Uphill Battle for High-Flow Oxygen

There are numerous barriers preventing cluster headache patients from getting a timely and correct diagnosis, let alone accessing the most effective

My Migraine Story: From Fear to Freedom

I am a 41-year old woman living in sunny California, with a wonderful family and a great job. Sounds idyllic, right? The problem is if you look

Tips for Avoiding Food Triggers During Summer

Summer can be a tricky season for those managing migraine. So how can we continue to enjoy ourselves and live life to the fullest without triggering

Moms With Migraine, You Are Superheroes

I hid my illness for more years than I can count. I hid the pain, the vomiting, and the vertigo. Now there are two perfect little souls looking to me

Why Are Cluster Headaches Affected by the Seasons?

Why cluster headaches are linked to seasonal changes is likely due to the length of the days. How much sunlight there is in a day changes as the

Why Do We Hate Light? Perhaps the Answer is More Complicated Than We Thought

Why are we as a community of people with migraine so averse to light? At least 40% of us have photophobia to some extent, but none of us really

Fifty Shades of Migraine: Vestibular, Hemiplegic & Migraine with Brainstem Aura

If you ask most of us, we can likely list numerous “types of migraine” that we experience. Some make us dizzy, cause us to speak unintelligibly...

What to Look Forward to In 2020

The years of migraine flying under the radar are behind us. Though there is still much progress to be made, the last few years have been some of the

Top 5 Blogs of 2019

  As the year comes to a close, we are recapping the five highest viewed blog posts from 2019…   1. Pregnancy and Migraine

How Does Medicare Cover Migraine?

Healthcare costs are 70% higher for a family that includes a person with migraine; however, many of these costs can be covered for older adults under

New Migraine Treatments: What’s in the Pipeline

2018 may have been a pivotal year in migraine treatment with the release of CGRP monoclonal antibodies, but that was merely the first wave of new

Invalidated, Invisible, Inspired

It wasn’t like I had a brain tumor. This is what I remember most from my first trip to the student health center the first semester of my freshman

What is strength?

Why? A simple and poignant question. It has been a breakthrough for so many. A three-letter word that cuts toward the core of understanding. I have

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