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Research Opportunity: The merit of online migraine communities

A unique research opportunity for Migraine.com community members:

My name is Jacqueline van der Marel and I’ve been having migraine with auras since I was about 13 years old. Thankfully I have been able to control my migraines due to a restricted diet and hormones. Nevertheless I can relate to your stories and I hope you too will be so blessed to find an individually suited therapy. I think the discussions on online communities like Migraine.com are extremely helpful in this and can also provide a great support system.

I am trying to understand how online migraine communities facilitate interaction and provide patients with resources to cope with their disabling illness. This because I am currently writing my thesis on social capital in online migraine communities to complete my Masters degree in Health Economics, Policy and Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

I would love to work with members of the Migraine.com community on my research. Research will consist of observations on migraine communities and e-mail interviews with you as a member of those communities. Your identity will remain anonymous and interviews will be done via e-mail.

If interested, please send me an e-mail to the following address: 312330jm@student.eur.nl

I hope some of you are interested in participating in my research and would like to share your opinions regarding online migraine communities. If you have any further questions regarding the research, my institution, or my supervisor, please feel free to contact me directly via e-mail.

Kind regards and wishing you all a migraine free day,
Jacqueline van der Marel BSc.

Comments

  • David Sloan
    7 years ago

    There is a cure for Migraine, its called Sodium Valproate or Epilim Chrono.
    Take Two 200 mg tablets morning and night and you will be cured for life!
    I know this worked for me when every other drug failed.
    Try it, it really works, you have nothing too loose and every thing to gaine.
    Good luck. Sloanie

  • David Sloan
    7 years ago

    There is a cure for Migraine, its called Sodium Valproate or Epilim Chrono.
    Take Two 200 mg tablets morning and night and you will be cured for life!!
    I know this worked for me when every other drug failed.
    Try it, it really works, you have nothing too loose and every thing to gaine.
    Good luck. Sloanie

  • Lisa Jurcich Kovach
    7 years ago

    I would love to be free of Migraines. They disrupt my life and sleep, and no one but those who suffer from them understand how they effect your whole life each and every day. This group has been such a lifesaver for me, and has helped me cope so much more. I for one, am happy to have found it. 🙂

  • Gloria Clinton Escue-Haas
    7 years ago

    Migraines have ruined many days of my life since I was about 4 years old; that means for 58 years. I think I have had them long enough now! Please stop them…

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