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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #30: End of June, But Not of Awareness

Today is the last day of Migraine Awareness Month. What a journey! I've been introduced to some new people / blogs that I can't wait to continue following. I'm fighting a big one today, so I'll keep this simple (i.e., I'm kinda copy/pasting from my post the beginning of the month).


This year's theme for National Migraine Awareness Month (NMAM) has been "help make migraines visible!" Many of the obstacles facing Migraineurs have to do with myths, misconceptions, and stigma surrounding Migraine and other headache disorders. I think that we made a good start to dispelling some of these things, but we have to keep educating and sharing our stories.

Thank you to Ellen and Teri, who put together the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge - 30 posts in 30 days - to help make migraines more visible!

The NHF shares some different resources to increase awareness - including a series of NHF hosted chat webinars (you can find out more information and register at this link), which they will continue to host. July's webinars will be from 6:30-7:30pm (CDT), and the topics are:
  • July 10 (Tuesday) - Ask the Pharmacist
  • July 26 (Thursday) - Management of Your Headache in the Emergency Department
Please take a moment to sign the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy petition to urge Congress to hold hearings on the impact of Migraine and other headache disorders - you don't have to personally experience headaches or migraines to help support those of us that do, so please take a moment and sign this important petition.

This post was written as part of the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge (MAMBC), which is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com and the National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation (NHF).

4 comments:

  1. Total awesomeness - Thank you for helping!!! We'll be posting monthly prompts beginning in July. I hope you'll join us again :D

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. I'm looking forward to the monthly prompts. I'll definitely stay active with "helping make Migraine visible."

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  2. Hi, Jamie! I promised to update you & so I shall. ;) After numerous (unprofitable) trips to the ER, my migraine finally broke after about 52 days. I'm not sure if it broke on its own, or due to the fact that I was put on Elavil (nightly dose) as a prophylactic measure to treat "way too many monthly migraines," according to the ER neuro. I agreed with her, of course. ;) I see a new neuro in Sept, but for now, I just deal with mild to moderate daily headaches. WHAT A HUGE IMPROVEMENT!!! I wanted to fill you in on the details, hoping it might help out anyone else suffering with an unbreakable migraine. I swear I thought I was going to lose my mind! God bless you, sweet girl! How you blog so well in your condition is a testament to your courage, faith, and dedication. Be blessed!

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    1. Layla, thank you so much for updating me and sharing your experience with others. I'm so glad that the Elavil has helped you! Thank you, also, for your kind words. I really needed to hear it. Blessings. <3

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