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  1. Memory

    1. Hi - Thanks so much for jumping in on the conversation. I'm so sorry to hear that your brain fog has worsened over time. While I'm not a doctor and can't give medical advice, I can imagine you are right about your brain fog coming from several comorbid conditions like fibromyalgia and PTSD. I too wish that it was easy to untangle things like that. At times in my life, I have felt similar to the way you do now. I use to not really know where each symptom was coming from. I kept asking myself, "Is it from this? Or this other thing I'm dealing with? Or something I don't even know about?". I hope that makes sense. I don't have any answers for you, other than saying "yeah, I get that feeling".

      I also wanted to point you in the direction of this resource that may be helpful on vestibular rehab: I have heard people have success with it when they are diagnosed with vestibular migraines. Not sure if it's a great fit for you, but just wanted to mention it either way.

      Wishing you well, and thanks for sharing. It means a lot to us here in the community. - Cody (Team Member)

    2. I have been diagnosed w Chronic migraines however, the right side of my face hurts w migraine, a point pain in my chin, or terrible dizziness happens. What’s going on??

  2. Hi - that's definitely a GREAT topic. Here is a link to several different articles and forums related to memory (or lack there of) on our community page. Hope it helps - Thoughtfully - Rebecca (community moderator)


  3. Will the headaches from chronic migraine ever go away. I have headaches everyday and they just wear me down

    1. short answer, likely NOT.

    2. - Thanks for chiming in on the conversation. It is all so very complex. I always try to remain positive and hopeful that one day the chronic headaches i have will go away ... eventually. My headaches evolve into migraines, where I can go down a rabbit hole of pain and despair.

      Headaches and migraines vary greatly from person to person. Some have seen them go, while others struggle their whole life managing them.

      In some cases, chronic headaches and migraines may improve over time with proper treatment, lifestyle modifications, and self-care practices - medications to prevent migraines, identifying and avoiding triggers, stress management techniques, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and maintaining a healthy diet.

      For others, chronic headaches and migraines may persist despite these efforts, and managing symptoms becomes a long-term process, in which - the goal shifts from complete resolution to improving quality of life and reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.

      I certainly hope can stay hopeful, and continue exploring different strategies to manage headaches and migraines effectively from day to day. Thoughtfully, Rebecca (team member)

  4. I have been having migraines for the past week, even affecting vision in one eye and terrible ear fullness everyday. how long should i wait before seeing a doctor about this? is ear fullness normal?

    1. it's an interesting practice that seems to work really well for some people. I'm glad to hear that you're one of them. It's a celebration when you can find something to help take the edge off the migraine attack. Thanks for sharing what works well for you.
      Alene, Team Member

    2. the idea of self hypnosis is really interesting to me. Where did you learn to do that? Did it take a long time for you to feel like you were doing it in a way that was effective? I'd be curious to hear anything else you want to share about this. Thanks for always giving me things to think about! Good to see you here again. -Melissa, migraine team

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