My name is Kate, and I've had migraines since I was little. I've decided to whine about it. If you have migraines, we can whine together. I have decided it will make things better.

In all seriousness, though, they say writing about your migraines helps in coping with them. So here's to coping!

FYI: This is my secondary blog. My main one is samayla, so if you get a random follower, that's me :)

12th July 2014

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Spoonie Masterpost

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SPOONIE TIPS, HELP, & ADVICE
  • The Spoon Theory [x] [x] [x]
  • Spoonie Tips [x] [x]
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Advice [x]
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Tips [x]
  • POTS & Mitral Valve Prolapse Tips [x]
  • Costochondriasis & SRS Tips [x]
  • TMJ Dysfunction Tips [x]
  • Self-Care Ideas, Tips, & Resources [x]
  • Chronic Illness & Busy Schedules [x]
SPOONIE ILLNESS INFO
  • Functional Ability Scale [x]
  • Self-Diagnosis Information [x] [x] [x] [x]
       - Be an ePatient! [x]
  • 10 Things to Understand About Illnesses / Spoonies [x]
  • Mobility Devices [x] [x]
  • Chronic Pain Information [x]
  • Think You Might Have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? [x]
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Facts & Awareness [x]
  • Fibromyalgia Monster List of Possible Symptoms [x]
  • Crohn’s Disease - An Infographic [x]
  • Spoonie Awareness Ribbon Colours [x]
SPOONIE REMEDIES
  • Non-Drug Treatments Remedies for Pain [x]
  • Do It Yourself Heating Pads - Quick & Easy! [x]
  • Different DIY - Non-Pharma Pain Management [x]
SPOONIE SCHOOL-RELATED
  • Chronic Illness in University [x]
  • 504 Plan (Pre-University Chronic Illness Disability Help) [x]
SPOONIE MISCONCEPTIONS
  • "I have a chronic illness, therefore I am disabled." not always true!
  • "I’m all alone." false! see below.
INTERACTING WITH A SPOONIE
  • Things Not to Say to a Spoonie [x]
  • Things to Say to a Spoonie [x]
  • Things Able-Bodied People Need to Stop Saying [x]
  • Stop Telling Me What I Need to Eat to Cure My Incurable Illness [x]
  • Please Do Not Question My Activities [x]
  • 13 Reasons Why “But You Don’t Look Sick” is Not a Compliment [x]
  • Please Do Not Dismiss Me [x]
SPOONIE CLICHÉS
  • Clichés Often Heard in the Spoonie World [x]
  • Spoonie Problems [x]
SPOONIE MEMES
  • Chronic Illness Memes [x]
  • Ehlers-Danlos Memes [x]
  • Chronic Illness Cat [x]
SPOONIE VIDEOS
  • I Am The 96% [x]
SPOONIE PETITIONS
  • Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act [x]
THINGS TO DO ON A LOW SPOON DAY
  • Low-Spoon Recipes [x]
  • Puppies! For Happiness! [x]
SPOONIE DISABILITY
  • We Are Beautiful [x]
  • What We Mean / What They Think [x]
SERVICE DOG RELATED
  • ADA Service Dog Laws [x]
  • Key Things to Know About Service Dogs [x] [x]
  • Service Dog Companies [x]
  • How to Get a Service Dog in 4 Steps [x]
  • Service Dog Fraud - Quest for the Vest [x]
AVOID ABLEISM
  • Ableist Words & Phrases / How to Avoid [x] [x] [x] [x]
  • Reasons to Give Up Ableist Language [x]
  • Don’t Use Ableist Language. Period. [x]
  • Avoid Everyday Ableism [x]
  • Possessing Disability Aids Does Not Eliminate a Disability [x]
  • Do Not Call Me Out! [x] [x]
  • Do Not Shame Disabled People [x]
  • Friendly Reminders [x] [x]
SPOONIE ITEMS
  • Spoonie Magazine [x]
  • Spoonie-related clothing, stickers, & other items to raise money for a service dog. [x]
  • Back Rx by Nada Chair (helps w/ sitting up straight & back pain). [x]
  • Mobility Aids & Decorations [x]
  • The Spoon Meter [x] [How to Use] [½ Spoons]
INTERACT WITH FELLOW SPOONIES
  • Spoonie Map [x]
  • Spoonie Chatroom [x]
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Walking a Little is Not Walking [x]
  • Extra Burdens Faced by Young People w/ Chronic Illness [x]
AWESOME SAUCE SPOONIES ♥

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17th March 2014

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Tagged: migrainepain 8i have to work yet tonightD:owww

17th March 2014

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I had a mild migraine yesterday, insofar as a migraine can be classified as “mild,” but I couldn’t post it because my phone only has half a touch screen left D:

Tagged: migrainepain 4heavy headfelt like it was filled with lead

13th March 2014

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My boss, a fellow migraineur, is amazing.

I called in sick this morning, and the moment the word ‘migraine’ left my lips, she swooped into action. “Okay, you worry about that, and I’ll take care of everything else today. Get some rest, and I hope you feel better tomorrow.” No questions. No doubts. No snide comments. Nothing but support. She was amazing.

Tagged: migraineSpoonies Unite!i'm so thankful

12th March 2014

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i’m so over this crap

update: The pain topped out at an easy 9 - it hurt so bad I thought I was going to actually throw up, which I never do. I took a couple Excedrin and managed a couple hours’ sleep, and when I woke up, I felt better. Now, though, the pain is starting to come back, along with some serious phonophobia. It’s too soon for the Excedrin to be wearing off. I don’t know what to do…

Tagged: migrainepain 8i just want to sleepbut when i sleep i can't breatheso no sleepand condescending coworkers insteadfun timesouchmake it stopphonophobiafaceearsneckouch ouch ouch

9th March 2014

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My head hurts again today, but i’m not sure whether it’s a migraine, or cold-related, or from a lack of sleep, or what.

Tagged: pain 6

9th March 2014

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Migraine again today. This one hit like a ton of bricks while I was out shopping. I suggested a break for lunch (at a new AMAZING Chinese place btw), and I took a couple of ibuprofen and a Coke. I’m better now, but my right eyebrow feels rather like someone punched it, and I’m getting some tingling around my left eye. Hopefully that’s just postdrome and tiredness working together, and not prodrome symptoms for another migraine.

Tagged: migrainepain 8sudden onsetmigraine aura

7th March 2014

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I had recess duty right smack in the middle of my migraine today. It was so bright outside in the snow, I don’t think I opened my eyes fully during that entire half hour…

Tagged: photophobiamigrainepain 8

3rd March 2014

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We’re nearly finished repurposing some furniture into a summer vivarium for the snakes! We stained it today, which is a good job done, but it gave me an absolutely awful headache D:

Tagged: headacheit might grow to amigraineyet tonightpain 7

2nd March 2014

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Migraine again today.

Tagged: migrainewoke up with itpain 5dizzinessblurry vision