ChronicAlly Box for Migraine Awareness Month

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Here’s your opportunity to treat yourself to a box made just for migraine sufferers!

I am an affiliate of ChronicAlly Box which means if you purchase a box I will receive a small compensation for my recommendation.  Thank you!  I am pleased to tell you about this fabulous box made just for Migraine Awareness Month!

 

What is ChronicAlly Box?

“The FIRST ever Chronic Illness Woman & Girl’s Health & Beauty Subscription Box. We’re so glad that you’re here! Have a look around and pick out your favorite subscription! If you’re here buying a gift for a chronically chic loved one, be sure to check out our Gift Bar! Sign up for our mailing list to receive an email including a code to get 10% off for life!”

Purchase Here

“To celebrate & keep the Migraine Awareness going, ChronicAlly Box will be curating a LIMITED EDITION Migraine Awareness Box for July’s Delivery! We will be taking Migraine Box orders now until June 20th!”

“Purchase off of The Gift Bar, or if you already have a subscription, email us at info@chronicallybox.com, and specify that you want your July CAB to be this LIMITED EDITION Migraine ChronicAlly Box!”

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I reviewed a box for ChronicAlly and really loved it!!!  I’ve now purchased a Migraine Awareness Box and can’t wait to receive it in July.

 

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How to travel with a chronic illness

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After my Lessons your children learn or miss on vacation post, I was asked how I can travel with a chronic illness.  Not easily, is my answer.

As always, I prepare….

I saw 3 doctors the week before I left.  I was on a 20 day antibiotic, taking sinus meds, was treated by an acupuncturist, got a massage, made trips to the pharmacy and had a follow up the week I returned home.  I was able to make it until day 4 before my migraine spiked.  Typically, I get a migraine on day 2 so this was good for me.

I had a suitcase and carryon filled with natural products that I use.  I didn’t take a picture but check out my reviews and it will give you a good idea of some things in my purse.

I had a few days of migraine but only my evenings were consumed with pain.  I was able to stop a level 7/8 from going to a 10 and was able to enjoy the next day at a reasonable level.  These are all victories for me!!

As for returning home….

I have now had a migraine for 12 days straight with no relief.  My pain fluctuates between a 4 and 7 most days but mostly is a constant never ending full body fatigue and heightened stimulus sensitivity with brain pains. My cravings have been out of control and I’ve been packing on weight that makes me even more uncomfortable. 

It’s hard to describe to a non-sufferer, but I’ll just say it’s tough mentally as much as physically when I am in a cycle that isn’t being broken at all. It’s just this wet blanket over me that I really only feel in my down time.  I’m a busy teacher and mom and have been able to do these well but the second I need to do anything other than childcare, I just don’t have it in me. 

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Priorities of my spoons is the best way I can describe it.  I had to cancel plans this week, was like a rag doll this weekend and generally just felt crappy since I’ve been home.

Traveling comes at a huge cost for me but one I’m willing to pay.  When I live with a migraine daily, traveling and spiking it seems bad but I’d rather get a few days of glory than a week missed in my hole.

Here’s some good examples on how I feel this week: 

 

Oh the joys of traveling

One step forward two steps back

When everything stops working

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How do you get through traveling, before or after? 

Christmas and holiday migraine gifts

Every year I get migraine related gifts.  Why?  Because I need them!  The cool thing is, I learn and find new products that work each year.  The wonderful thing about doing product reviews is that I have the opportunity to find some products that really work for me.  I’ve answered a few of my own questions since last year and have updated my list in ALL CAPS in the gift list from last year.

*Some links may contain affiliate links

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Last year I received:

“Heated neck wrap

Headphones

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. (I LOVE ORGANIC AROMAS! LOVE LOVE!

Yoga 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. (I SPORT MY PRETTY IN NINA B ROZE DISCOUNT CODE INCLUDED FOR A DISCOUNT!)

Love, hope, migraine tshirt

Infusion water bottle” (SEE ORIGINIAL POST)

 

This year I received more migraine related gifts

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Massage and heat neck massager.  I will be returning this…not a good fit for me

Heated boot socks.  I live in a snowy location and can never seem to get my hands or feet warm.  These will be well used!

“I got rid of my headache” tshirt.  Sometimes taking off my head seems like the only option

Car diffuser.  I get sick when traveling so my best friend sent me a diffuser to use with my favorite Organic Aromas oils.

I also gave and received 3photo-jpegOm products that I love!

What did you give or get that you love to treat your migraine or headache pain?

 

Aromafloria Head Aid Inhalation Beads Giveaway

Countdown to Christmas and Hanukah is on……

Head Aid Relief Inhalation Beads

In the spirit of giving, Aromafloria and I have partnered together to give away 2 bottles (and 2 winners!) of their Head Aid Relief Inhalation Beads.  I have tried their sinus beads and sleep ease beads.  They are great!  I keep them on my nightstand and in my purse.  I’m especially sensitive to smell and having the beads in my purse allows me a quick inhalation of relief in an over perfumed area.

Aromafloria Inhalation beads are formulated on homeopathic principals to deliver micro dosages of therapeutic essential oils via vapor phase transfer. Good for all ages, non-drug, non-toxic.

Peppermint………….Cooling and clearing
Rosemary……………Invigorating and clarifying
Tea Tree……………..Comforting and purifying”

Aromafloria is on my list of “What to buy a Migraine sufferer for Christmas  Check it out, there is still time shop!

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See Review for product info

I’ve tried several other products of Aromafloria and highly recommend them!  Here’s my review of their products

How to enter is simple:

  • 2 winners will be chosen for a jar of Head Aid Relief Inhalation Beads by Rafflecopter at random. (Retail value $10.00 each)
  • Go through the Rafflecopter link below to enter 
  • Read the rule and enter as many times as you would like
  • NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY

Contest will run from 12/15/2016-12/23/2016

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, twitter or Instagram.  You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of https://mymigrainelife.wordpress.com  Participants must be over 18 and live in the U.S.  2 winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter.  Winners will be notified via email and be expected to respond within 48 hours before another winner is chosen.

Organic Aromas-Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends Collection

Organic Aromas is on my List of what to get a Migraine Suffer for the holidays!!!

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I love my Organic Aromas Diffuser!  I use it everyday.  I was lucky enough to get the chance to review the Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends.  Although I was given the oils to try, my opinions are my own and I was not influenced.  Affiliate links are included in this post.

I use my oils in the beautiful Raindrop essential oil diffuser for aromatherapy by Organic Aromas.

Organic Aromas pure, certified organic essential oils and blends made with the finest quality plants, flowers, tree barks and other natural materials. Each essential oil and blend possesses a variety of proven therapeutic effects and health benefits.”

The Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends Collection has “delicate and attractive packaging [and]is comprised of two halves that make up a whole. The set is divided into two parts; the “Inspire” portion represents Him, the strength, the poise, the giver and the protector. The “Awaken”side, represents Her, the gentle, the vitality, the receiver and the nurturer.  “

I love the diversity this package has for each mood, situation, and location that I use the oils with.

Inspire box collection contains the following blends- I find these oils to be soft and comforting.  They play into my luxurious feminine side.

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Meditation– Benzoin, Dill Seed, Clover, Rosewood, Bergamot, Myrtle, Amyris, Sweet Fennel
Pacific Northwest – Hinoki, Tea Tree, Amyris, Rosemary, Tangerine,
Ocean Breeze – Peppermint, Lemon, Lime, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Coriander
Formosa – Hinoki, Tea Tree, Amyris, Rosemary, Tangerine, Aloeswood
Welcome Home – Pine, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Jasmine, Tagetes, Petigrain

Awaken box collection contains the following blends- I find these oils to be strong and bold yet confident.

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Morning Bloom – Egyptian Geranium, Jasmine, Elemi, Ylang Ylang, Palmarosa, Sweet Orange
Butterflies Breath – Chinese Tea Tree, Celery Seed, Spearmint, Bergamot, Egyptian Geranium, Palmarosa, Cedarwood
Jubilation – Lavendin, Petitgrain, Pine, Amyris, Chamomile, Jasmine, Ginger
Celebration – Basil, Cinnamon, Clove, Sweet Fennel, Melissa, Geranium
Harmony – Lemon, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Rose, Chamomile, Lime, Nutmeg, Oregano, Thyme

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I love the balance of the Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends Collection.  They are strong and soft, loud and quiet, bold and subtle and more.  They fit the time, place and way I’m feeling.  If you are looking for a gift or to treat for yourself, I highly recommend this box.  Organic Aromas takes pride in the quality of oils that they provide and are worth the price and piece of mind for pure quality.

Check out my diffuser review here

50% OFF SALE RAINDROP DIFFUSER

Chronic Illness Bloggers Holiday 11 Prize Pack Giveaway

Today is the day!

The BIG BIG GIVEAWAY is now ready to be entered!

I have teamed up with over 50 chronic illness bloggers to give away thousands of dollars of prizes!!!! 11 Prize Packs, each with a value between $400 and $600 is ready to be given away!   2 of the Prize Packs are available only to US-based winners.  As winners are chosen at random, if a non-US- based winner is chosen for one of the US-only prize packs the winner will have the option to either have the prizes shipped to a US address of their choosing or to forfeit the prize. Enter below….

Many of the products I have tried and love and some I’d love to win for myself!  This post contains affiliate links.  This means if you buy something I recommend, I get credit for referring you.  Here’s the list of prize packs.  Take a look and enter to win here!

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The giveaway will run from Nov. 23 – Dec 3, 2016.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Enter here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck!!!  Please share this post on Facebook and twitter.  So many people suffer (in silence).  You may never know who you are helping!!  These products are known to help:

ADD/ADHD, allergies, Ankylosing Spondylitis, anxiety/ depression, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Bell’s palsy, bladder issues, Brain Tumors, cancer, Celiac’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, CFS/ME, chronic pain, chronic pancreatitis, cluster headache, colitis, Crohn’s disease, CRPS (xomplex regional pain syndrome), diabetes, digestive disorders, dysautonomia, Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome, endometriosis, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, gastroparesis, heart disease, Hodgkins lymphoma, Inflammatory bowel disease, Interstitial Cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, lung issues, Lupus, Lyme disease, Meniere’s Disease, mental illness, migraine, Moebius syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Myasthenia Gravis, neurological disorders, Parkinson’s, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS), Psoriasis, PTSD, rare disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Scoliosis, Sjorgrens, sleep disorders, Still’s disease, thyroid disorders, TMJ, Venous thromboembolism (VTE), vulvodynia

Major giveaway starting tomorrow!!

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Tomorrow is the launch of a HUGE GIVEAWAY!!!! 

This month, I’m working on giveaways, a holiday list of what to buy a Migraine or Chronic Illness sufferer and many reviews of my favorite products with discounts and more!!!!  It’s going to be a month filled with prizes, products and ways to love yourself and someone who suffers. 
Follow on all social media and sign up for the newsletter to get immediate updates! 
I look forward to spoiling the winners, treating my readers with discounts and giving back love in  as many ways as I can.  
I appreciate you so much for reading, following, responding, sharing, and spreading  My Migraine Life’s positivity and journey through chronic illness.  Without you, this blog and mission would not exist!!!!!!!