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Migraine Basics: Introduce Yourself!

We want to get to know you! Our Migraine Basics forum series features different questions for our community to learn more about each other's lives and journeys with migraine.

[Reminder: please do NOT include any personal information, such as your phone number, email address, or physical address. We want to protect your privacy!]

Introduce yourself! What is your name? Age? What type of migraine do you live with?

  1. Hi, I’m Amy. I’m almost 53 years old & I live with Chronic Vestibular Mograine Attacks. I’m slowly learning how to work a full time job. My

    1. oh my!! Wow. What a journey you had. I am glad that you finally got it though. I do not think I have known anyone who went through all that. long as it ended favorably for you, I would say it was worth it. I have filed for disability before, do get it, but it was a journey. Do you have any tips for someone looking to file for disability? (Tonya, contributor).

    2. thank you for the caring comments here. I hope that you are doing well this holiday Monday. (Tonya, contributor).

  2. Hi there! I hate that we’re bonded by Chronic Migraine attacks. Hopefully we can learn from each other coping skills/tools. I know most of my triggers but I’m always open to hearing what others are doing to manage.

    1. it's wonderful to meet you, although as you said, the thread that unites us - migraine - isn't the most pleasant to say the least! You have a great outlook though and it's true this community has a collective wealth of knowledge that is so helpful to tap into and share.
      Alene, Team member

    2. So nice to meet you and thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself! Managing migraine is a game, two steps forward, one step backward on a good day!
      Coping skills and tools are a must for people living with any chronic illness.
      I hope today is a low pain day, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team Member

  3. Hi! My name is Mary -- I had episodic migraine with aura for over 30 years, then became chronic. I am managing as best I can with everything possible in my daily toolbox! Nice to meet you all 😀

    1. Hi
      Nice to meet you too! Thank you for sharing a bit of your story with us. Managing migraine disease is a task, we're here to help! Sending you pain free wishes, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team Member

  4. My name is Jane, My migraines started while I was in 3rd grade. It took doctors quite awhile to realize they are episodic migraines. I now have chronic migraines. I am 75 and try to manage with botox, aimovig, and gabapentin. I have suffered strokes due to migraines.

    1. Hi
      Welcome! Nice to meet you and thank you for introducing yourself. Living with migraine disease is exhausting. How do you find your migraine management plan is working? Are you having fewer attacks?
      I'm so sorry to hear about the strokes? I hope the recovery process went well.
      Sending you pain free wishes, Nancy Harris Bonk Patient Leader/Moderator Team Member

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