Emma’s Migraine Story: So Much More than Just a Headache

Emma’s migraine story began when she started experiencing migraine attacks in the first grade. By winter of fourth grade, she was missing a significant amount of school due to her migraine disease. She was moved into online school. This was not an ideal situation for a child already coping with the challenges of the pandemic.…

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Going Back to School as a Teacher Living with Migraine

Life can be difficult for someone living with migraine. For me, a major transition happens when it’s back-to-school time. As a parent of elementary school students and a teacher, I find for me there are strategies to help ease back into school. If ever I have specific questions about my personal medical condition, I find…

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Migraine at School: Hope for Parents of Children with Migraine

My daughter Danielle was a happy child, a gifted student and athlete, friend to everyone and a bright shining light in our lives. Then she developed migraine disease. The symptoms of abdominal migraine began when she was 8 years old. At first her migraine attacks were episodic, and then gradually they became more frequent. By…

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One Parent’s Guide to Navigating Migraine at School

In December of 2015, Ava had an accident at school that altered her trajectory, permanently. She was rehearsing a scene in her musical theater class when she slipped, fell and hit her head. I mention trajectory because it is important, it is the direction in which we are heading. For Ava, she was heading into…

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