Migraine Accommodations: The 504 Plan

When I first heard about a 504 plan, I thought Oh that’s just for sick kids. Then it became clear that my child was “one of those kids.” Migraine can be debilitating, and I realized 504 accommodations were needed for her to thrive. Every journey is different, but one common thread is our drive to…

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Migraine University: Preparing for College

Sudden change in routine and living conditions can be a tough adjustment for anyone to make. For students living with migraine, the transition from high school to college can be one that presents unique challenges. Preparing before moving out to school is a critical part of making the adjustment as stress-free as possible. Start Preparing…

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Kids are Advocates, too!

The migraine and headache communities are digging in and really moving the bar for advocacy. Advocating for kids is important, but think about the impact on advocacy when the kids and teens share their stories and voices. Not only is advocacy important, but the empowerment one gets from advocacy is crucial. How can kids get…

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Don’t Let Migraine Put a Damper on Spring and Warm Weather Fun

Spring has officially sprung! After a long winter in many regions, this time of year brings the promise of more daylight, warmer weather, outdoor activities and vacation breaks. On the flip side, spring can also trigger seasonal allergies and even migraine for some.¹ Headaches, common during the warmer months, could actually be migraine which is…

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MHAM before MHAM: Mental Health and Migraine

For those of us in the headache community, MHAM probably means Migraine Headache Awareness Month every June. But there’s another MHAM that can be just as important to our group that has been going on throughout the month of May – Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is an incredibly significant piece of the puzzle…

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Spring into Migraine

Spring is here which for many means enjoying the new leaves on trees and the blooming flowers. But spring can also cause issues for people with migraine disease. We will look at some of the common problems spring can bring. 1. Allergies Spring for many means seasonal allergies. The air is full of pollen which…

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Why Gender-Neutral Language Matters

Making sure that all kids get the help they need is something we can all agree on, and it can only be accomplished with inclusive language and action. To that end, Migraine at School is dedicated to accurate representation of our diverse and multifaceted community. One of the ways we’re doing it is by making…

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Concussion, Post-Traumatic Headache And Migraine

The most common head injury is concussion. According to Bert Vargas, M.D., sports neurologist and headache specialist, 95% of people with concussion will experience headache associated with that concussion. Among those with headache, about two-thirds are going to have migraine features. Additionally, “A preexisting history of headache disorder—specifically migraine—may predispose an individual to develop post-traumatic…

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What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Omicron

This winter, just before my wife and I were scheduled to leave for our honeymoon, we both started feeling sick and decided to get tested for COVID-19 before travel. We are both vaccinated and had gotten our boosters, but didn’t want to risk it and potentially get others sick in the process. Two positive tests…

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6 Useful Tips for Your Migraine this Holiday Season

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style…as much joy as this season can bring, it can also be a hard time to manage your migraine. We all start eating our weight in cookies and drink enough hot chocolate to fill a pool. With a little planning and care, you have a better chance of…

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