Anna Eidt

About Anna Eidt

Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, English teacher Anna Eidt writes about living as well as possible with migraine

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By Anna Eidt - September 1, 2017
Politics. Ugh. As someone living with chronic migraine who understands that health is largely luck of the draw, I’m unfortunately not at all surprised to see so much ableism rearing its ugly... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - August 18, 2017
Before and after I’m often tempted to draw myself a picture of life “before and after” migraine. At first glance, the comparison seems a bit tragic: before migraine I was a self-sufficient,... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - July 27, 2017
Imagine… It’s four o’clock in the morning. Your baby has woken up crying its lungs out for the fifth time. Soothing the poor teething creature with a common cold back to sleep... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - April 28, 2017
Hindsight is 20/20! We know that abortive medications are always more effective if taken at the first sign of a migraine attack. Great. But how are we supposed to recognize those first... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - April 13, 2017
Another setback I recently attempted to decrease my dose of amitriptyline (an antidepressant often prescribed as an off-label daily preventative for people with migraine). I had done this successfully in the past,... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - March 2, 2017
Living with migraine is complicated. With no shortage of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situations, seemingly sound decisions can quickly lead to unintended consequences. Here are five examples of just... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - December 30, 2016
It’s easy to find research espousing the benefits of a good cry. According to Dr. Judith Orloff of Psychology Today, continuous crying (i.e. the emotional kind as opposed to the “there’s something-in-my-eye”... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - November 9, 2016
In my recent post “You should exercise more!” I laid out several reasons why living with migraine has typically made aerobic exercise a risky venture for me. I also hypothesized that if... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - November 1, 2016
Allodynia, or “central pain sensitization” can make regular, everyday sensations feel painful. It’s a part of living with migraine for many people, and it can turn pony tails, wool sweaters, and ill... READ MORE

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By Anna Eidt - October 27, 2016
Stigma is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” Migraine stigma encompasses all the negative stereotypes, false assumptions, and disbelief... READ MORE