A Whole New World

Today is the last day of the 2014 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) blog challenge for this year. It was hosted by the American Headache and Migraine Association and I hope you’ve enjoyed the different perspectives on dreaming of a world without headache and Migraine as much as I have.

The challenge for today is “A Whole New World” which is a song from Disney’s animated feature film Aladdin. The song is sung between Aladdin and Jasmine as they set out to discover a whole new world together.

The song “A Whole New World” has a much different meaning to me now than when I first heard it in the movie many years ago. Now it reminds me of the first Migraine preventative I received which actually helped me feel some type of freedom from Migraine. This preventative was like a whole new world to me.

It opened my eyes from a land filled with Migraine fog to a new fantastic point of view. It was like I was dreaming in a new world with an indescribable feeling of soaring through life for the first time in a long while. There was so much to see, to do and time to make up for that I never wanted to close my eyes. I wanted to share this whole new world and wondrous place I found with friends.

Unfortunately, that dazzling place faded away as side effects became an unthrilling place to be. I dream again to make the most of the present, learn from the past and work toward a future world without headache and Migraine. I have to keep striving to find that next new world preventative for me. I’ll chase it anywhere as there’s no time to spare, it’s crystal clear that I want to share a whole new world again.

Has your world been opened up for you with a preventative? I hope you’re like a shooting star that’s come so far from where you used to be. It’s going to be whole new world for you and me again.

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  • Candi
    4 years ago

    She is 28 and has been suffering since she was 16. She is currently seeing a neurologist and spent 10 days at Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute in June of 2013. She came back with a treatment plan and a recommendation to the neuro she is seeing now, but she is no better. We are starting to look at diet now. Sorry for the delayed response, I didn’t know there was a reply until today.

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    Candi,
    How old is your daughter? What kind of doctor is she seeing? I encourage you to find a Headache Specialist. This is a neurologist who only deals with headache/migraine disorders. They are the best equipped to maneuver through the different drugs and therapies. Here’s a list of Headache Specialists in the US: http://www.ucns.org/globals/axon/assets/10300.pdf

    You may also want to look into other ways of dealing with the pain, such as taking natural supplements (magnesium, butterbur, feverfew) or seeking out alternative treatments like biofeedback or yoga. Here’s some research for you if interested. http://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/natural-remedies/

    I wish you and your daughter the best!
    -Katie

  • Candi
    5 years ago

    My daughter is struggling with Migraine disease. She has not yet found a preventative that works for her, or any medication really. More bad days than good.

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