I know a thing or two about migraines. In fact, if you were a reader back in 2013, you may remember my post, When the Pill is a Pain: Birth Control After Birth. In the article, I described my struggle with migraines – even recounting my very first episode, which I can still recall vividly – and my theory with respect to the use of oral contraceptives.
It’s been four years since I wrote the article, and I’m happy to report that since discontinuing the pill, I have not experienced a migraine with aura. However, I still suffer through unilateral, pulsating head pain on a fairly regular basis, normally triggered by changes in hormones and even weather. And while I’m not entirely certain they would all be classified as migraines, I’ve learned to manage my symptoms and am often able to minimize my down time.
Do you, or does someone you know, suffer from migraines? You can find a quick migraine test on www.migrainecanada.org, a website dedicated to education about migraines, brought to you by the Canadian Headache Society. Here, you’ll also find helpful links, videos and other tools to help you understand more about this debilitating condition.
I’d also love for you to join a very informative Facebook Live, hosted by Migraine Canada and taking place on Wednesday, June 21st at 9PM EST. Dr. Sian Spacey and Dr. Elizabeth Leroux will talk about headaches, migraines and their symptoms and treatment options. The chat will be approximately 15 minutes – everyone is welcome to attend! …