Headache Hat and raising money for Migraine and Headache Disorders

 

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Holding hands with my support animal and icing with Headache Hat.  2 of my favorite ways to battle Migraine.

 

This year I am participating in the Miles for Migraine walk.  I have done it virtually in the past and will physically be there this year in Cleveland and Cincinnati!  While not everyone can participate by being at the race, anyone can donate virtually.

Please consider helping me raising money for  improving the lives of migraine patients and their families, raising public awareness about headache disorders, and helping find a cure for migraine.

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I’d like to give a SPECIAL THANKS to my favorite Migraine product and friend The Headache Hat.

With all of the products I have reviewed and used, the Headache Hat is by far the best!!!  I am not an affiliate of this product yet tell everyone about it!  My recommendation is purely for my love of this ice cube head band.  I have several in my freezer, both standard and halo.  I use one every night and often change it out in the middle of the night requiring more.  I am not sure how I ever lived without the Headache Hat!  I used to pile on bags of wet ice or lay on stiff ice packs leaving me immobile and uncomfortable.  I now can ice and move around my house if needed.

The Headache Hat is so special because:

  1. The individual ice cubes give an exact pressure point pressure and freeze. It is  individualized for each differing Migraine and headache pain.
  2. It is dry and stays in place.  No more waking up soaking wet and laying completely still without movement.  I can sleep with it and often make breakfast or lunches while moving around the kitchen.  I also wear in in the car!
  3. It comes in standard and Halo sizes.  The Halo size is loved by children for fevers, bumped heads and more.
  4. It’s not just for Migraine sufferers.  I recommend every house having one (or many like me!)
  5. The creator of the Headache Hat is concerned about making a difference and helping those of us suffering.  She is also a headache and Migraine sufferer.  She works really hard, while having a family of her own, and is changing the world for sufferers one hat at a time.
    • She has recently been seen on Kelly & Ben winning the Good Housekeeping seal contest and HSN selling out!

Not only does she sell an amazing product, advocate and help so many, but she has been so generous in donating to MY MIGRAINE LIFE team for Miles for Migraine.

Thank you HEADACACHE HAT!!!  You have changed my life and will continue to change the lives of so many more.  Your generosity is more than appreciated!  Your hard work and product  is felt deeply in my heart and daily on my head!

Want to make a difference?  Please donate

Able to walk or run in Cleveland April 21, 2018?  Please join my team

 

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This is the face of Migraine.  No make up, puffy face, pained.  While my children both had the flu and I had a Migraine, this is the way we watched our Disney movies that day.

 

 

 

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What to Buy a Migraine Suffer

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This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission for my referral but my opinions are my own. disclaimer

Migraine, Chronic Illness and Self Care Wish List

Self Care is so important!  Whether you suffer from migraines, another illness, or just need a little TLC, this guide is for you.  Treat yourself,  a loved one and try something that will hopefully make you or them feel better; mind, body and soul!  All of these products I use and love to treat My Migraine Life in a preventative and restorative way.  I hope you enjoy!

Sprinly

Vegan food delivery (Cleveland and Akron areas)

Use code:  REF7LVIUO2MLV for $20 off!!! 

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Work out apparel

Use code: Sarah15 for discount!!!

 

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Axon Optics

Migraine glasses

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Headache Hat

Ice therapy hat or headband…My all time favorite product!!!!

Use code: MYML for discount!!!

 

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Organic Aromas

Diffuser and essential oils

 

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Use code: ZenHoliday30 (30%off Zen Nectar)

OmHoliday15 (15% purchase) 

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Theraspecs

Migraine glasses

 

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Aromafloria  

Aromatherapy bath products and smelling beads

 

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Subscription gift box

 

I will be posting REVIEWS, DISCOUNTS, and GIVEAWAYS throughout the month.  Some reviews may contain affiliate links and ALL of them I use and only recommend because they help me in My Migraine Life journey!!!  Stay tuned via facebook, twitter, Instagram and pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be posting reviews, DISCOUNTS, and GIVEAWAYS throughout the month.  Some reviews may contain affiliate links and ALL of them I use and only recommend because they help me in My Migraine Life journey!!!  Stay tuned via facebook, twitter, Instagram and pinterest

Headache Hat Ice Halo GIVEAWAY

 

Here it is……another GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

I have been given an Ice Halo to Giveaway.  I have not been influenced by The Headache Hat in any way and my opinions are my own!

I don’t know about you, but I have been in a migraine battle lately!  My meds have stopped working, the weather is swinging and I can’t seem to get any relief!

Because of this, I live in my headache hats and ice halo.   I have several because I NEED them. If you read my recent post about having fun in my own way with migraines, you can see that it’s part of my rescue.   If you benefit from ice while having a migraine, headache or have small children who bump their heads and more, this is the  product for you.

I have partnered with The Headache Hat to give you a chance to win one choice of two new Ice Halo in pink (pictured above)  or black.  I use the Halo for low grade migraines and on the go.  It’s light enough to wear wherever and cute enough to do the same.

To enter for a chance to win, go to the LINK BELOW for many chances to enter.  It is mandatory to LEAVE A BLOG POST COMMENT through the LINK BELOW.  There are multiple ways to have additional entries outlined in the LINK BELOW.  Giveaway starts 9/29/2016 12:00am EST and ends 10/6/2016 12:00am EST US residents only.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or twitter.  By entering, entrants agree to a complete release social media.

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Good luck my friends!!!!  I really wish we could give you all one, but I feel lucky enough to give one lucky person a tool that I use in my migraine tool box each day!

Thank you for reading and follow along for MORE GIVEAWAYS  SOON!

Headache Hat(Halo) GIVEAWAY

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sponsored by Headache Hat!  Although the product was given to me, my opinions are 
my own and I have not been influenced by the company.

I’m starting with giving away my favorite natural way to treat my migraines.  The Headache hat is now named Headache Halo.  Same great product, cute new name!

“The Headache Halo (aka Headache Hat):

This ultimate ice pack for migraines and headaches provides:

– Versatility to move it around wear you want    

   to wear it! 

– Ability to move the small ice packets to hit

  your pain points

– Option to freeze or refrigerate

– Fleece cover to control the temperature

– Pressure on the pain points as desired

– Adjustable tightness” –TheHeadacheHalo

To Enter:

  1. Enter the rafflecopter link

  2. Visit My Migraine Life Facebook page

    1. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  By entering, entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook.

    2. Please like it so you can continue to follow (this is not mandatory but recommended)

  3. Comment on why you would like to win the Headache Halo

  4. Additional entry: follow @mymigrainelife on twitter.

It will run from 6/7/16 to 6/14/16

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Enter Below!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Headache Hat Review

It’s a headache hat kind of day! This weather is crazy!

My Migraine Life

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

When the Headache Hat first was sent to me I was going to write about it at the end of the week.  Well, the holidays came and went and here we are.  I am glad I waited to write a review until now because the Headache Hat helped me get through the holidays which is always a headache and migraine filled time.

First, what the Headache Hat is.  It’s an “ice wrap that delivers long lasting ice, and a comfortable, adjustable fit.”  When I first wrapped it around my head I was not used to the ice cube type design versus my traditional large solid packs.  It grew on me quickly.  I found that I could get specific cubes to press against my temple and secured it tight enough to squeeze and freeze one of my trigger points.  There is…

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Migraine gifts

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This year for Christmas, I got a migraine!  Well, actually I got 4 days of insane nausea (including throwing up) plus tons of pain EVERYWHERE!  This did not come as a surprise to me.  I had traveled the weekend prior to different climates and came home to stress with my family that completely threw me over the edge.  So I spent my Christmas Eve, Christmas, both before and after the way I spend most holidays (smiling on the outside and really battling inside).

So today is the first day I’ve been well enough to look through my gifts and reflect.  I got some great gifts that I thought I’d share.  None of these I am sponsored by and have tried to refrain from showing brands.   Here’s what I got for My Migraine Life:

  1. Heated neck wrap-  I use both heat and ice for different reasons.   I already have this neck wrap but got another one because I use it so often.  My old one has broken down over time and once I find  things I love, I tend to buy them again.  I love the weight on my shoulders and neck.  I even lay it on my face and head for sinus pressure.
  2. Headphones-  My husband bought these for me and I am excited to use them!  I don’t like ear buds.  I have a small head and the buds hurt my ears.  So I got some headphones that will reduce noise, are super comfy, and will help me while I fly.  I’m so sensitive to noise and know I will use them a ton.  If you notice, my headphones and water bottle are purple which is the Migraine Awareness color.
  3. Essential oil-  I still have not found a brand and type of oil that I’m in love with so I use a variety in my search.  The kind I received is in a roller that I will keep in my purse.  It has a pleasant smell that I can use to distract me from heavily saturated smelly places and on my pressure points to help me relax.  I currently have one and use it often when I’m out and feel my migraine raising.
  4. Yoga pants- I try to move and stretch my body as much as possible.  As a stay at home mom and woman who fits in a workout where she can, I live in workout pants.  I know it’s a running joke about wearing workout clothes out but I’m busy and if I’m dressed to move, I do.   Working out helps my migraines and sometimes escalates them so it’s a balance.
  5. Love, hope, migraine tshirt- I have been trying to support migraine awareness by wearing clothing that talk about migraines.  I have supported foundations and received tshirts and I have received ones like this that have the word migraine on it.  I like to wear these clothes in hopes that someone will ask me about migraine awareness or feel comfortable to talk to me about their situation.  Just wearing a tshirt  brings awareness.
  6. Infusion water bottle-  I try to drink as much water as possible to stay hydrated.  I get sick of water!  I got an amazing infusion water bottle with recipes to flavor my water naturally.  When I buy flavored water I see ingredients that I don’t know and what I don’t know about ingredients usually triggers me.  I’m excited to be putting real natural flavors into my water!  I know my kids will love it too!

While I was sick at Thanksgiving and at Christmas I know I’ll live to fight another day.  I’m lucky my family is thoughtful enough to give me some tools to fight more.

What did you get for Christmas that may help?

 

Ice vs Heat when treating a migraine 

This weekend I celebrated Christmas with my in laws. My husband gave me a heated neck wrap. As I look back at what I wrote last year, I see that not much has changed. I still use both (check out my “things I love page to see my favorite ice). What do you prefer? Heat or ice?

My Migraine Life

Icing and heating are common practices in treating Migraine but what method is best?  Well, like everything else, we are all different and I use both at different times for different reasons.  When I was pregnant there was not a time in my first trimester that I was not doing one or the other.  I wasn’t able to take medication so this gave me relief or at least piece of mind that I was doing something.  When push comes to shove, ice is really the best for me when a migraine is escalating or I’m hit with it.  When I am at a 10, I don’t just put on ice eyes, I make a complete ice helmet to freeze my brain from screaming.  I use two massive ice packs that my husband received from knee surgery, which covers my entire head.  I then lay on a large pack to freeze…

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