Where I Turn for Online Support
Last updated: October 2022
Many of the people visiting Migraine.com are new to the online migraine community. Thankfully, I feel as if where they’re starting—this website (or the connected Facebook page)—is a really great resource. There is a LOT written about migraine and headache out there, but I advise you to tread cautiously—migraine is a complicated disease that is only just beginning to be understood.
Don't believe anyone who purports he has a cure, ever! Stick to reliable sources and you’ll find good information. (But remember that you should always talk with a doctor and not self-diagnose or begin treatment without a doctor’s supervision).
In addition to some “official” websites, there are a lot of personal blogs that focus on what it’s like to live day to day with migraine disease. I want to point you to a few writers whose resources and online journals I’ve returned to over and over again throughout the years. As you’re probably already realizing, it’s immensely comforting to find out there are others dealing with what you cope with. Here are the writers I have relied on most over the years:
Kerrie Smyres (of The Daily Headache, the first blog of its kind I ever encountered—it’s great)
Jenni Propky (ChronicBabe.com. FYI: the CB blog carnivals are second only to the ones Diana Lee puts together)
Of course there are many, many others whose blogs and websites I have visited over the years; these are just the few I’ve found myself going back to. It’s quite possible that I’m forgetting someone who’s very important, so I hereby apologize to whomever I’m forgetting and hope you’ll see this as a beginning list instead of an all-inclusive guide to migraine blogging!
Psst…! A few years back, the New York Times ran a featured blog about migraine and that’s pretty good too.
Are the family and friends you will be seeing this holiday season understanding about migraine?