Tips for finding a new doctor and what to do in that first appointment

I don’t encourage constant “doctor shopping” for a variety of reasons. Specifically, if you suffer from chronic pain or take any medications that are controlled substances (CII-IV). It is also challenging to maintain your medical record, keep track of diagnoses, and really understand a clear picture of your health when you’re constantly getting different inputs. … Continue reading Tips for finding a new doctor and what to do in that first appointment

Embracing the suck. Why this is my mantra.

Social media is full of mantras. #MondayMantras, right? It always seems like these are profound and spiritual expressions to connect a person with positivity and the world. The Oxford Dictionary defines “mantra” as: Noun (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditationA Vedic hymn.A statement or slogan repeated … Continue reading Embracing the suck. Why this is my mantra.

Why the La Croix lawsuit is extremely relevant to your health

Confession: I really don’t pay attention to the news. I get my news from two places: The Politico Playbook every morning and the Pantsuit Politics podcast. Politico gives me every headline and if I want to dive deeper, I can. Pantsuit Politics gives me the discussion I’d like to have with my peers, but know … Continue reading Why the La Croix lawsuit is extremely relevant to your health

Avoiding eyestrain when you can’t avoid the screen

I don't know about everyone else, but my computer or phone are the LAST things I want to look at with a migraine. Unfortunately, most days, I still have to work and be as productive as I possibly can, given those conditions. The computer screen is by far the toughest, but I have found programs and … Continue reading Avoiding eyestrain when you can’t avoid the screen

A week in the life of Aimovig: Week 5

Here we are in Week 5… one week into dose 2. If you’re still with me, great! If not, at least I have records someplace! Preparedness is an essential part of my personality Planning and chronic illnesses are not mutually exclusive, but they are not exactly friendly with one another either. I can typically “prepare” … Continue reading A week in the life of Aimovig: Week 5