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  • Aerobic Exercise and Migraine

    The benefits of regular exercise for heart, brain and general body health are well known. Aerobic exercise is good for your heart, lungs, muscles and your whole body. It can help lower your risk of developing cancer, type 2 diabetes, depression, and heart disease along with many other benefits 1. For people living with migraine…

  • Yoga for Migraine

    Be prepared, the number of well-meaning people asking if you have tried yoga is set to increase! Last week the news reported that yoga can halve the number of Migraine days a month. It was big news. My Mum and a friend messaged me articles about it, and initially I have to admit, I rolled…

  • The Weird and Wonderful World of Pain Science

    The science of pain is weird, but wonderful. Pain is one of our key protective mechanisms, yet can end up causing us a world of suffering. Pain in and of itself is not a bad thing. It is our body’s way of warning us of danger, letting us know that there is something wrong. When…

  • Botox for Chronic Migraine – My Experience

    On Jan 21st I had my 4th round of Botox injections for Migraine. This consisted of 34 needles into my face, head, neck and shoulders. It is normally 32, but we added one into each side of my jaw to help with my grinding at night. So far this treatment has been the only thing…

  • How to Move More in 2020

    Moving more is a hugely popular new year’s resolution. Many people would like to get fit, build strength, get back to the gym or start a yoga habit. Even though I have stopped creating hard resolutions for the year (more on that another time!) this is certainly a convenient time to consider goals, and a…

  • 4 Reasons to Exercise if You Suffer With Migraine

    Do you struggle with motivating yourself to exercise? Even on the low or no pain days I used to find it hard to get moving. I was afraid that exercising might trigger an attack, or hurt, or be too tiring. Sound familiar? Eventually I did a lot more research into it, and began to experiment…

  • Elimination Diets for Migraine Part Two

    Last week I posted about my own experience trying to use elimination diets to work out my Migraine triggers. Whether you decide to try a diet or not there are definitely pros and cons to doing so. I’m going to start with the cons, just to mix it up a bit! If you scroll to…

  • Elimination Diets for Migraine Part One

    When you first get diagnosed with migraine it can be disappointing to learn that there is no cure, and there is no clear cause. If you are lucky then your Doctor might suggest you keep a diary to track the main triggers for your attacks, and they might even recommend avoiding certain classic triggers to…

  • The Importance of Migraine Awareness

    I used to think illness awareness day/week/year promotions were a little pointless. Developing a chronic ( hopefully temporary but currently chronic ) condition changed my opinion on this. After all, I have had migraine my entire adult life yet I had never even heard of chronic migraine until I went to the GP and asked…

  • My Migraine is Not the Same as Your Migraine

    Over on Instagram a little while ago there was a comment on a migraine-related post that said [to paraphrase] “she couldn’t have had a migraine though because she was chatting on the phone”. A number of other people agreed, and the conversation moved on. The comment really stuck with me though. How many of us…