Local research for Chronic Migraine now enrolling-qualify and receive payment that varies by study

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A new trial is being done to help medical research for migraines.

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Chronic migraine headaches can interfere with work, family, and leisure. Medications may not manage the pain, nausea, dizziness and other symptoms associated with migraines. This trial may help people suffering from chronic migraines maintain their lifestyle better. Please share this study with your community and help medical research for migraines.

Please complete the online questionnaire to see if you are eligible for the trial

Learn more about this trial on the sponsor website.

If you are not familiar with clinical trials, here are some FAQs:

Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.  All new investigational medications and devices must undergo several clinical trials, often involving thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

You will have access to new investigational treatment that wouldn’t be available to the general public only upon approval.  You will also review study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities.  Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatment for others in the future.

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Time for another GIVEAWAY!

It’s time again for another GIVEAWAY!  In honor of Migraine Awareness Month I am giving away a beanie cap cover for the Headache Hat ice pack.  I, personally, have 3 Headache Hats so I never will be without one when I need it (which is pretty much daily!)    Now the maker of The Headache Hat has provided a beanie cap to wear over the ice pack in order to run errands, drive, or be out while discretely wearing the Headache Hat.  If you don’t own a Headache Hat and would like to buy one, you can go here and use MYML code at checkout for a discount!  If you know someone who loves the Headache Hat like I do and think they’d like to win, please pass it along to them.  It’s a short giveaway since the month is ending soon, so enter NOW!  The giveaway will run from 6/26/15 12:00am through 6/30/15 12:00am.  You can have an entry for each of the following: following on twitter, like My Migraine Life’s facebook page, and/or comment on this post saying where you plan to wear the hat.

Click on the link below for your chance to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Make sure to clicked on the link & click that you visited in order to be enrolled. . Good luck & thanks for following 

All in Cleveland, All in Migraine, All in Hope

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While watching the Cavs last night I had no choice but to compare Cleveland sports to my migraines.  I did this not because watching them gives me a headache and nauseous, although it has, but because it gives me hope.  When the TV flashed, “last time Cavs won a championship…NEVER” my heart pounded and head filled with thoughts of possibilities.  With the theme of Migraine Awareness Month being hope, I had no choice but to make a comparison.  Watching losing teams year after year can be defeating just like losing year after year of having Chronic Migraines.  I continue to change my line up and think positively but more often than not a season slips through my fingers.  This year we had hope.  I find it ironic that I started my blog a year ago and my fight changed.  When LeBron came back, things changed.  LeBron embarrassed me, angered me, and frustrated me in the past.  All of these feelings I have felt with my disease.  It’s like, just when we had something going, it left and practically laughed in my face.  I’ve been there, done that more times than I’d like to remember with my pain.  But then he came back and I was optimistic, excited, and encouraged.  Once again, all the things I have felt with blogging, new medications, surgery, and more.  So the finals came and we got injured.  They said we couldn’t do it.  Then another hit and we were down another man.  Our team battled.  Just like any good athlete and true sufferer knows, you fight.  With these changes came strength from the bench that was unexpected.  I have amazed myself at the times I thought I was completely down and found another source of strength to get me through.  In the game last night, I had hope.  Hope that the “never” would turn into the “now.”  The thought of winning a championship that had never been won gave me hope that maybe my battle wouldn’t always be a loss.  History would be or could be changed.  Things would be exciting and new and different.  The hope of something different for Cleveland gave me hope for something different in myself.  I know it sounds crazy, but seeing something many thought impossible become possible is inspiring.  Until the last second of the game, those boys fought.  They were down but they were not out and never gave up.  Even though we lost, they taught us a good lesson.  There is hope, the impossible is possible or at least something that can be within grasp and to never give up.  They may not have won, but not every victory is a championship.  Hope is looking forward.  #AllinClev #AllinMigraine #AllinHope

Helping others have hope with Migraine

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What do you do or say to help others have hope?

Over the years I have had hundreds if not thousands of pieces of advice about my Migraines.  Most of the time it is well intended but wildly misunderstood.  Just do this, why can’t you do that, all you need is…  Well thank you, but that’s not going to cure me.  So when I’m talking to sufferers, such as myself, I do more listening than talking.  If they want to talk, I listen and try to be there.   As a woman, I like to talk things out and I don’t need an answer because there isn’t one.  I would love a solution, but just a simple, “I’m sorry” or “how can I help?”  means a lot.

I started my blog as a way to talk out my feelings and to give hope and support to others.  When I see someone comment on how they are feeling, I like to pass my post along to them to say, “I’m here, I understand and you are not alone.”  I felt alone for many years with my condition and telling someone that I experience and feel the same way hopefully gives hope.  I don’t always comment and feel that sharing my experience is more powerful by saying, “I have felt that way too, have hope you are not alone.”  Being misunderstood is difficult and giving hope that someone else understands has been powerful to me and I hope to pass that power onto others in need.

“The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is organized by the American Headache and Migraine Association.”

A small thing that brings hope with Migraine is you!

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I typically talk about the big things that give me hope. My children, husband, family, and friends just to name a few. But we all know it’s the little things that count too. The little things that give me hope are the people who are advocating for Migraines and Headache Disorders. When I first started blogging, I thought, “What if someone else is writing a blog about their migraines?” I thought it would somehow be a competition. I was completely wrong. The thing that I immediately learned about this community is that we are all fighting for the same cause and want similar things. To be better. Therefore, the more voices the better! With 37 million people suffering (and I can only guess that as a low estimate) more voices need to be heard. These voices are fighting congress, fighting school districts, fighting doctors, all while fighting a personal battle. It is really inspiring to see how one voice can bring so many together to hopefully bring big change. The funding is wildly lacking for research and there are people trying to make a difference. There are doctors trying to really educate while so many need up to date information. These people are moms, daughters, friends, cousins, sisters, warriors, and so much more. I think it’s easy to jump on a bandwagon that has been on a roll, but to build that bandwagon, get on and drive is a hard thing. So my little piece of hope is each person fighting Migraines and Headache Disorders and fighting for change. Thank you to all of you. You bring hope with a disease that can feel hopeless. You fight for me when I’m unable to fight for myself and I hope to fight and bring hope for you also. Sometimes small things can bring big HOPE.

Don’t forget if you’d like to win a free Migraine Buddy App ($2.99) for iOS go here and comment on the post to be entered. A winner will be chosen on Sunday.

“The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is organized by the American Headache and Migraine Association.”

Giveaway!!!!

I’m having my first giveaway and am excited to share with you!  The great people at Migraine Buddy have given me a code for a  Migraine Buddy app ($2.99)  to give away to one lucky iOS winner.  Don’t know what Migraine Buddy is?  Here’s my review.  I use the Migraine Buddy iOS version daily.  I learn about my migraine triggers, symptoms, reliefs and so much more.

To enter: Leave a comment below about what you hope to learn from Migraine Buddy (iOS).  Additional entries can be obtained by liking My Migraine Life Facebook page and following @mymigrainelife through Twitter

Giveaway time: begins 6/2/2015 12:00am (EST) ends 6/7/2015 12:00am (EST)

The winner will be chosen through rafflecopter

#migraine and #headache awareness month

Today’s MHAM Blogging Challenge is: Who Helps You Hope?: Which person in your life has helped you most to hold on to hope, despite your Migraines or Headaches and how?

I don’t have a single person who allows me to hold onto hope.  I have an entire army.  I am so grateful for them.  Read here about who and how

“The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is organized by the American Headache and Migraine Association.”

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Things I love!

 The Headache Hat

My  Headache Hat review

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Use code MYML for a discount at checkout!!!!!!

Garden of Flavor

My Garden of Flavor review

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http://www.gardenofflavor.com/