How I Finally Became Consistent With Exercise Despite My Chronic Pain

Staying consistent with exercise can be hard for a lot of people but for those with chronic migraines or any type of chronic pain it can be more difficult and many people avoid it because of the fear of physical activity triggering pain. For years I was that way and avoided exercise it was to … Continue reading How I Finally Became Consistent With Exercise Despite My Chronic Pain

How Do I Manage Headaches With Hydrocephalus?

I have a condition called Hydrocephalus which means I will get more headaches and migraines than most people. If you have never heard of Hydrocephalus is it's a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid also called CSF, around the brain and the purpose of it is to protect the brain and spinal cord Sometimes when there is … Continue reading How Do I Manage Headaches With Hydrocephalus?

What I Wish People Understood About My Chronic Migraines

Everyone gets headaches not everyone gets migraines! Migraines are often misunderstood as a bad headache but it is so much more than that. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are a neurological disorder that usually includes severe recurring pain on one side of the head. However, 1/3 of people who have migraines have reported … Continue reading What I Wish People Understood About My Chronic Migraines

How Chronic Migraines Affect Friendships

Migraines or any type of chronic pain pretty much affects everything you do including the relationships you build with your friends. For the most part, our friends understand us as much as we understand them but that can all change as soon as your friend starts having chronic pain. Your relationship may not be the … Continue reading How Chronic Migraines Affect Friendships

Chronic Pain Myths You Need To Stop Believing

When you have chronic pain people often think they understand you because they know you personally but then when they say something insensitive towards your pain it show they really don't understand. They never will understand what your going through because untless you have personally gone through it and can understand it to a certain … Continue reading Chronic Pain Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Working With Chronic Pain

Over the last month, I have been interning at an employment agency to try to get some job skills that I can put on my job resume. I have done something like this before but it was an entirely different experience because my first job training was not right the fit and, to be honest, … Continue reading Working With Chronic Pain

My Chronic Life: How Has It Changed?

My life has changed in so many ways since living with chronic pain! To be honest I crave the life I had before I started having constant pain because the life I have now is not even remotely similar. I don’t have the drive to do a lot of things I used to so there … Continue reading My Chronic Life: How Has It Changed?

When Friends Don’t Believe Your Disablity Exists

My last friendship did not end well because one of my friends did not understand my migraines and she thought they could be easily treated through medication.  Instead of asking me for more information about my disability she assumed Hydrocephalus wasn’t a thing and called me psycho and accused me of making up a disability … Continue reading When Friends Don’t Believe Your Disablity Exists

Five Things Never Say To Migraineurs

Posted on 4 Jun 2019by Sarahlynn in Disability Last year I wrote a post on what to do when your disability has been represented wrongly because the migraine community was being represented in a hurtful way. People were taking pictures of themselves as if they had a migraine and posting it on social media. None of the pictures came … Continue reading Five Things Never Say To Migraineurs

The Pain Scale: Why Do I Loathe This Method?

If you are disabled or chronically ill you probably have heard of the pain scale and are very familiar with it! The pain scale is in pretty much in all doctor’s offices so even if you aren’t disabled you probably have heard of this method but just in case you haven’t I will educate you … Continue reading The Pain Scale: Why Do I Loathe This Method?