Migraine and Headache Awareness Month 2016

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So here it is again, June!  And you know what that means……Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

I have a few things planned to raise awareness and have a little fun.

I’m going to show you how I wear migraine awareness (and giveaway some things to wear yourself!), I’ll mention some great causes you can donate to, give you other ways to support migraine awareness and Giveaway some of the things I use!

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“This year’s Awareness Month theme is Rule Your Headache Disorder, with an additional message encouraging us all to be actively engaged in our treatment, a primary way to rule our disorders. To “rule” our headache disorders, we have to take charge of our health and health care and “be actively engaged” in our own treatment. “- See more at HealthCentral

Each day I will be posting a prompt for you to learn and pass on through social media.  Please be sure to follow me at:

twitter

Instagram

Facebook

I will be posting my facts and you can easily pass it on to make some “noise” and get people talking about migraine and headache disorders.

Here are some hashtags you may want to use. These have all been defined at www.tagdef.com.

  • #MHAM Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
  • #clusterheadaches Cluster Headaches
  • #migraine Migraine
  • #headache Headache
  • #chronicmigraine Chronic Migraine
  • #hemiplegicmigraine Hemiplegic Migraine

Special Thanks to Terry Robert and Tammy Rome for putting the prompts together.

  1. 75% of the world’s adults had a Headache or Migraine in the last year.
  2. The majority of people with Headache and Migraine are not diagnosed.
  3. Accurate diagnosis of clusterheadaches can take years
  4. @WHO says Migraine is the 8th most disabling disease in the world.
  5. Migraine can and does kill through stroke and suicide.
  6. Patients with NDPH usually know the exact date their daily headache started.
  7. Social Stigma increases the burden of living with Migraine.
  8. Migraine is a neurological disease caused by genetics and a hypersensitive brain.
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