Tuesday, 25 March 2014

High Heels and Migraines. Manolo Blahnik we worship.

Oh ye shoe gods….. I always knew there was a reason I was especially riveted by the lustrous beauty of Manolo Blahnik shoes. It turns out Mr Manolo Blahnik, himself, gets migraines.

Once again, this provides further credence to my theory that migraineurs are creative geniuses whose brains are just bursting with, well, genius.

In a recent interview with the Guardian Mr Manolo revealed that:

"Migraines have been with me all my life. They're a part of who I am. I inherited them from my father, and I've made my peace with them."
Picture taken from Guardian Article 




I now fell a great sense of duty to immediately go forth to Westfields (or Sloane Street) to spend a 12 month pay check on a precious pair of Manolo's - simply to support a fellow migraineur. In fact, I wonder if migraineurs get a discount? 


Saturday, 22 March 2014

'Have you ever'…..tried the star treck Cefaly device!

Recently the Cefaly - Star Treck looking - device got FDA approval in the USA. You can read more about it here. Last year news of this funny look gadget reached the national news and I collected some of the reviews here.

The fabulous Kerry has written a review about her experiences with the device. Several of you, dear readers, have asked if I have ever tried the device. I have not, but know others who have, whom I'm hoping will share their experiences below.

So - have you ever tried the Cefaly device?





















If you have: did it work, how long did it work for, where there any adverse side effects, would you recommend it to others? All these questions!!


Friday, 14 March 2014

Have you ever….tried Medical Marijuana for migraines? New series of Q&A from YOU!

Starting right this second, every Friday from hence-forth, shall be the:  'Have you ever?' series.

Each Friday I'll post a question from a reader of this blog and hope that you, other dear readers, will answer and help out as best you can! If you want to pose a question, or ask this migraine community about anything from the best ice gel packs, to helpful apps, to how to 'come out' to your boss as a migraineur, simply send me an email at victoria@migrainemonologues.com.

1st question: Have you ever….. tried marijuana to treat migraines? 



 I 've suffered migraine since I was 12. I'm 28 now and the last 2 years have been very difficult, going to work feeling like sh*$ is horrible, I'd been absent many times because of it. I'm from Mexico, and it's very difficult to find good neurologists or affordable medication here in Playa del Carmen. Getting Botox is around 500usd. 

After many years of trying different pain killers, my stomach is a mess, I've become very anxious and my family and boyfriend have to deal with me and my bad days,  I have been researching about the use of Marihuana to treat migraine.
 I would love to read if you or someone in your blog have experienced with this and your thoughts about it.



Thank you so much reader 'N' for the above question. I know many of us will be able to relate to your experiences. 

So - over to you dear readers. Please leave your responses to the questions in the comments section below. 
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