Bring On Menopause

I don't know many women who look forward to menopause but I gotta say that I will embrace it.  You see, it is the last big hormonal shift my body will go through and I have some hopes for that shift.When I was adjusting migraine medications to prepare for getting pregnant with my son, my neurologist told me that some women with migraine end up without migraines after pregnancy.  Apparently in some cases the hormone changes are enough to rid a (lucky) woman of her migraines....more
You never know what the hormonal shifts will bring. My menopause has brought no hot flashes, ...more

Migraines, Anxiety and Depression Rule My Life

I find it difficult to make any plans.  It seems that whenever I do make plans, my body turns on me and I end up having to cancel.  I hate disappointing people so I tend to just not make plans at all....more

Writing and Stress

I feel like I spend the weekdays at a sprint and then when the weekend comes, I have no more energy to give.  I usually end up with a migraine on top of it and may end up losing an entire day of the weekend to it.  They are called "vacation" or "let down" migraines and basically it's like your body has resisted feeling the full pain during the week as you are wound up and busy and when you finally get the chance to relax, it comes on full force....more

Headaches Are A Pain In The...

In the neck they are a pain in the neck!!...more
I've heard of ocular migraines they do sound like they would be terrifying! I hope you are doing ...more

the vicious migraine cycle

let's talk about them for a minute. or ten. ...more

My Migraine Story


The Illusion of Control

There's a Link Between Migraines and Celiac

The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone's connected to the hip bone....and so on. One old song that simplifies our understanding of how inter-connected our systems are....more

Sinusitis, Allergies or Migraines

Sinus congestion, headache, pain over the cheeks?  Could it be Sinusitis?  Or is it the start of a Migraine? ...more

The Party

Kat Spitzer The Happy Hypochondriac