Tammy Rome

About Tammy Rome

Headache disorders advocate, blogger, and mental health therapist, Tammy maintains a private practice specializing in behavioral pain management, as well as writing for her own blog, Brain Storm. She also volunteers as Vice Chair of the American Headache and Migraine Association and as President of The Cluster Headache Support Group. You can read more of Tammy's work on her blog and follow her on Facebook.

By Tammy Rome - March 6, 2017
In the course of seeking treatment for migraine, we may discover other health problems that must be addressed. Sometimes, migraine treatment itself can uncover health problems that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - February 22, 2017
We all pay attention whenever migraine is in the news. Our first impulse is to think, “Finally, someone is paying attention!” All too often though, our longing to be taken seriously often... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - February 8, 2017
You’ve probably heard that if you have migraine, the best kind of doctor is a headache specialist. You’ve probably also heard that there aren’t very many of them, you’ll probably have to... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - January 31, 2017
Many of my articles are fact-based, sharing information with you rather than sharing my thoughts and emotions about my life with migraine. I do this because of a passion that education empowers... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - December 30, 2016
Sometimes trying to get other people to understand life with migraine feels like a losing proposition. The cry of exasperation, “No one understands if they don’t have migraine!” is all too common.... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - December 14, 2016
A recent study published in Cephalalgia examined the long-term outcomes for patients undergoing medication withdrawal therapy to treat both Chronic Migraine and Chronic Tension-Type Headache.  They found that most patients who initially... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - December 2, 2016
I had a lot of unrealistic fears that kept me from seeking help for migraine. Those fears prevented me from accessing the very treatments that could have offered relief. If I had... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - November 27, 2016
You’ve heard how severe “ice pick headaches” can be. There are other primary headache disorders that resemble Primary Stabbing Headache, with a few differences. These disorders fall into the category of Trigeminal... READ MORE

By Tammy Rome - November 21, 2016
Have you ever tried to communicate with someone who speaks another language? It can be frustrating, painfully slow, and rife with misunderstanding. Without an interpreter, pointing and hand gestures will only get... READ MORE