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Reintroducing Foods, Reintroducing Migraines

After reading The Post I Never Thought I'd Get to Write, you may think I've been gallivanting around town, throwing parties, and having a grand old time this week. I wish. I've been testing foods... and having migraines. There's no way I was going to waste all the work to eliminate food chemicals...

Finding an Effective Migraine Treatment: An Emotional Whirlwind

[caption id="attachment_6548" align="alignright" width="300"] Hart uses this old picture of me in presentations to show his motivation for starting TheraSpecs.[/caption] Despite frequently wondering what life would be like if I ever found an effective migraine treatment, I wasn't prepared for the...

Gastroenterologist, Adderall, and Migraine Status

Gastroenterologist & Headache Specialist I'm sorry to report that I didn't learn much from the gastroenterologist (I know many of you were eager to hear something that might help you). He doesn't think it's a functional GI problem, but is a neurological problem. He said he'd be willing to do...

Spring TMS: A Patient’s Experience

Of all the new treatment roller coasters I've been on, the Spring TMS brought the most emotional ups and downs. I anticipated its release for 10 years, which means I’d stored up a decade of expectation. Nothing but a complete cessation of my migraine attacks could have lived up to that much hype....

If Only I Could Keep Running From Grief

Pleasant emotions = good Painful emotions = bad These two equations summarize American society’s approach to emotions. We’re taught to strive for emotions that feel good as if seeking higher ground in a tsunami and to run like hell from ones that hurt. I wrote two weeks ago about slamming...