Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Video - Migraine is the great time thief. Migraine Awareness Week 2015

Hello beautiful people!

It's that time of year again - MIGRAINE AWARENESS WEEK! Whoop Whoop. The lovely folk over at the brilliant Migraine Trust have asked for people to make short videos describing the impact migraine has on their life.

My attempt at 'vlogging' is below. I had a bad migraine during the night so am in the grips of mega migraine hangover while I'm talking, hence the slightly slow speech (those who know me well know I talk at the super speed of light) and no make up and droopy left eye. Attractive.

I honestly didn't mean this to be depressing. But I do like the fact that I use about ten different metaphors here....thought provoking!

But seriously, don't let the Time Thief win. Don't suffer in silence, demand the help you need and don't stop until you've got the help and support you need -  because only then can you truly learn to live with migraine - not at it's beck and call.

To get involved and post your own video click here for further details. But all you have to do is record a short video (max. 30 seconds) answering the question "What impact does migraine have on you?".  The next step is to post your video to Facebook and/or Twitter using #migraine2015.  Remember to tag - @MigraineTrust on Twitter or The Migraine Trust on Facebook.

Have a happy healthy day! I look forward to seeing all your videos.

Victoria x


  1. I have just discovered your blog, lured here from a facebook post I saw of your VLOG for the Migraine Trust. I am 2 or 3 years (who's counting?!) into suffering from chronic headaches/migraines (who's labelling?!). I noticed that you posted heavily in 2012 and 2013, a but in 2014, but then this year...not so much. I really hope that it's not because of your migraines. On an entirely selfish point: please start posting frequently again! It is SO good to finally read something by a migraineur who is so cogent, funny and intelligent. I am done with letting this 'condition' get me down, and I have taken steps this past month to get to grips with it, and get to the bottom of it. Blogs like yours are so important. Where's Topamax part 2? I'd love to know how your doing. I didn't get past week 4 with Topamax because it made me so slow-of-thought. Perhaps I should have persisted.

  2. I have suffered migraines since I was teenager. My mother and grandmother suffered from them also. I have tried several things. Nothing seemed to work expect sleep and caffeine if I can caught it in time. Well I have found that if I am cool while im sleeping i rest easier... this is just what I do. I use a gel pillow inside of my pillow case, that I put in the fridge to cool. It helps. I am only passing on this info to help anyone that may want to try this method. I will post a link to the product below... It really seems to help when i am resting. I am fully addicted to the fan and my husband hates it, but I need to be cool when I sleep especially when I have a migraine. The Pillow I use is called Angle Dust Frosty Pillow Gel Mat. I bought mine off of Amazon. Below is the link if you would like to purchase. I hope this helps someone.



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