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Top 10 Holiday Gifts Ideas For Someone with Chronic Migraine!

Are you always left wondering, what should I get my “________________” who has chronic migraine?   Perfumes give her migraine, scented lotions and candles give her migraine….so on and so forth.   Please note that this post contains affiliate links that either provide me with a discount or a small commission.  However,  that being said, I wouldn’t recommend the products I didn’t love already!

Here is a list of items I don’t think any migraine sufferer would ever be unhappy with!  It shows you put serious thought into your gifts!

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1.  An eye mask.   What?    Something as simple as an eye mask?   Yes, one with an adjustable band and it blocks out the light!   It also has an icepack that you can remove so that you can wash it.   This one I got from a Therabox subscription is one of the best ones I found.  It’s a cat one, but I swear the ears on the mask help it lay flatter to block more light.   https://www.mytherabox.com/shop/product/966027172

A close second is this one from Amazon.  It looks very similar and it feels very similar. It too has a removable icepack.  I like the icepack on my eyes only when I have a migraine.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X2KSXMH/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d 

2.  A hooded robe.   I’ve found that the hood will go over my eyes and help block out light.  Plus this one has pockets and is super soft.   I’m really picky about my clothes being soft.  This one is just right and comes in many colors.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MZ2NW3F/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

3.  I’m unusual many migraine sufferers prefer ice hats.   I prefer heat on my neck and ice on my eyes.   This USB rechargeable scarf fills my need.    I live in a cold environment and work in a cold environment.  These thing relaxes my neck and warms me up.  I have one at home and one at work!   I LOVE it.  Get it here from Amazon.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS9OFPW/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

4.  A magnesium spray with essential oils!   Magnesium is great for muscle relaxation and the essential oils in this one are extra soothing.   NEVER apply this on damp or skin that has been in recent contact with heat.   Your pores open up and it can be quite stinging.   It will sting a little anyway from the magnesium, but it’s worth it.   Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0751PX2NX/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

5.  Migrastil Migraine Roll On.   This wonderful blend of essential oils is comforting when you have a migraine.  It’s also super portable and easier to carry around than the magnesium spray!  My link is for purchasing it on Amazon, but if you haven’t purchased it from them before they have a 10% off coupon code for new purchases available at their website! https://migrastil.com/    Affiliate link here to Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BT8VCOY/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

6.  Migrastil Nausea Relief Inhaler.   I’m fortunate that I don’t suffer from a lot of nausea with my migraine.   However, this inhaler is a nice inhaler to keep around to help when your tummy isn’t feeling good or if you like me suffer from phantom smells or Phantosmia.   Migrastil also sells a nice Magnesium supplement.   For some reason, I cannot take it due to the FeverFew that is in it.   Feverfew helps some people with migraine, it triggers them for me.   I hope one day they will come out with one that doesn’t have it!

7.  Amazon Echo Dot.   This has saved me on so many occasions.   I can make phone calls from the bed.  I can listen to spa music, audiobooks, and meditations.   Since I have a GM car, I can start my car and get it warmed up or cooled down before I get to it.  I can have it turn on lights, turn down the heat.   It’s a lifesaver!   Literally, you can have it call your emergency contact on your phone!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FZ8S74R/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

8.  Amazing Grass.   They have a strawberry flavor that has electrolytes AND 1 serving of greens!   It put it in my big cup to make sure I keep myself hydrated!!!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0792MVNDJ/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d  My favorite cup!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NQPD1T4/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

9.  The Total Pillow.   Many of my migraines stem from neck issues.   This pillow helps support my neck.   It’s washable and you can use it in other spots as well.  It travels well too!   I have two!   One for my neck and one for my arm that falls asleep every night because somehow the way I sleep puts lots of weight on it.   So, I put my arm between it and my arm doesn’t fall asleep!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BX039Y/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

10. Drink Pure Wine- Wine Wand.  This little gem has allowed me to drink red wine again!!!!!    It filters out the histamines and sulfites that can cause migraines.    Check them out!   This is an affiliate link:  https://lddy.no/asx0   Use mommyhasamigraine in the coupon code section to get a discount!     I will be doing a giveaway of one of these soon!   Keep your eyes out!

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PureWine Product Review -Does It Work?

For anyone who follows my blog, you may know that wine gives me migraines.  I’ve tried determining which wines did it.   All red wines but as far as the white wines, that was harder to figure out.  I could drink a Pinot Grigio and be fine but then another brand would give me a migraine.

I saw these listed on The Dizzy Cook’s website and decided it was worth a try.  They remained in my wine cabinet for months.  I was very skeptical.  I’ve tried so many “migraine cures” that didn’t do anything for me.  Not that this is a cure for migraine, but I take everything with a grain of salt!

So, one day after a week of having a low-grade migraine (low pain…still sucks but….) I decided well, I guess I can try this b/c I already have one let’s see if red wine makes it worse!  So, I put the PureWine Wand in stirred it for three minutes.  Then I put the wine up to my mouth and drank.   Wow, one hour later my migraine went away (perhaps it was stressed induced and the wine relaxed me) So, I had a second glass with another wand.  NO MIGRAINE.   YASSSSSS!!!!!

Since then, I’ve enjoyed a few different types of wine with the wand and NO MIGRAINE! How does this amazing product work?  It removes the histamines and sulfites from wine.  The wand has a filter on it that filters all the stuff that can cause hangovers and for me MIGRAINE!

I highly recommend this product to anyone who has any sort of issues drinking wine!   You can get them on Amazon, but you get a little more bang for your buck if you buy them directly from their website.

*****Update*******

They contacted me after I wrote this article, shared it on Twitter and Instagram and they asked if I would like more and they sent them to me for FREE!   I have since become an affiliate I receive a small commission and YOU can receive a discount!!!!!   Please go to this website: https://lddy.no/asx0  and when you are checking out use the code mommyhasamigraine and you will receive 15% off!

This product works!!!!!

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Botox Savings Programs and Aimovig Savings Program too!

I just wanted to let some readers out there know, that if you have been diagnosed with Chronic Migraine you may qualify for a discount and or reimbursement of a deductible for Botox injections.   See this website to see if you qualify!  https://www.botoxchronicmigraine.com/botox-coverage-costs

So, I’m nearly 3 months into my Botox shots and I have to say that I’ve seen an improvement with my pain.   I still have other migraine symptoms.  However, the pain has been much less!

About 3 weeks ago my neurologist was looking at the migraine diary that I’ve been doing with a study for Amgen on Chronic Migraine.  I found this out through Migraine.com.  Check them out and subscribe for more information!  Anyhow, she saw how many migraines I have had in the last two months and decided I was a candidate for Aimovig!

I had to fill out a bunch of paperwork at the neurologist office.  They gave me a brief overview of how I would be injecting into myself.   I got a letter in the mail about a week later.

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So, I’m getting my first two doses for free!   A few days after that I received a nice little booklet from the Amgen.

 

A week later I received a red sharps disposable can.  I have to throw out the injectors into this sharps container, and then when it’s full send it back to the company who provided it.

On Saturday I received my first dose of medicine for free.   I’ll receive my second dose for free while I’m waiting for my insurance company to pre-approve it.   If my insurance doesn’t approve it, I’ve read it’s about $580.00 a dose!   I read in the letter that came with my medicine that I could apply for a savings program.  Which you can find here if you have been prescribed this medicine! https://www.aimovig.com/sign-up/ .

The medicine needs to be refrigerated.  Last night I finally sucked it up and gave myself the injection.  I *think* I did it correctly.  I hope I did it correctly.   I’ve watched some YouTube videos on how to do it and other people’s experience with it.  I’ve read that it takes a full 24 hours before it really starts working.

I will keep you posted!

 

 

 

Just for Fun, A Meme I created!

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My Dog Got Skunked Migraine. Botox for Jaw Clenching?

So, I had Botox for my migraines two months ago and it seems to be helping, in most areas.   I had asked my dentist about the botox for grinding my teeth and she said it wouldn’t help, but then I see that it IS supposed to help with jaw clenching, which I do! So, the next time I go, I’m going to ask about getting help with that.  I have a dental appliance to help my teeth, but it doesn’t stop me from clenching my jaw.  Has anyone else had experience with Botox helping with their jaw clenching?   Please let me know!!!  Please feel free to leave comments on my comments page!

However, my dog got skunked earlier this week, and quite frankly I’m not sure there was anything that could have prevented that migraine, which I’m still dealing with today on a much smaller scale.   I’m able to work. I have had a migraine for 4 days, but my dog still smells!  Although you have to get close to him to really smell it.  Oy!!!  I couldn’t get the smell out of my nose for at least two days.  He’s always by my side when I have a migraine, but this was one of those instances where I was like….AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH   get away from me!!!!!

So here I am at work today with sunglasses on, praying that what little pain I have will remain little!

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Here is my poor dog, after being at the vet!  He had to get a vaccine booster.  He’s allergic to it, so this is my dog on Benadryl.  It was like he was drunk all night.  It’s sad and funny at the same time!

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Could Baobab Fruit Powder Help Provide Relief For Your Migraines?

So, I try to follow the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan.  I fall off the wagon, but then I try my best to get back on it.  What usually throws me off the wagon is lack of energy and my chronic migraine condition.  When you don’t feel good, and your stomach is not at it’s best, you tend to eat what sounds good, like Saltine Crackers, or white bread (gasp!).

Recently I was on the Trim Healthy Mama shopping site buying some more of their Super Sweet Blend Packets to go.  Which are awesome to keep in your purse, use at work and they also help you measure out how much you are putting in!   I saw this Baobab Boost Powder that has a ton of anti-oxidants, more than Blueberries, Acai Berries, and Pomegranates!   It’s also supposed to give you more energy!  So I was up for anything that might give me more energy!

It’s also supposed to help with blood circulation, blood pressure, and many other things.  If you go to the bottom of the Trim Healthy Mama’s website about the Baobab Powder you will find a list of benefits.  There are also a few other sites that list the benefits as well.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/baobab.html

https://www.betternutrition.com/checkout/baobab-health-benefits

https://www.myprotein.com/thezone/nutrition/baobab-powder-multiple-benefits/

I’m not a doctor nor do I pretend to be one on the internet or on T.V.!!!   All I can tell you is that I’ve been drinking this powder mixed in with Lemons with THM Super Sweet Blend and in my favorite English Breakfast Tea for 30 days.  I’ve only had 3 migraines that actually weren’t that bad and that only took a couple of Motrin to help them go away.  Now I could be having a really good month, it’s hard to tell.  I generally have 10-15 migraines a month.  It doesn’t take much to trigger them, a little stress, a change in the weather, certain lighting, smells, barometric pressure changes, altitude changes and the list goes on and on.

Here’s a video from Trim Healthy Mama about it.   I’m not an affiliate for them so I don’t make any money from this if you buy it.   If you are like me and willing to try just about anything to help you with your migraines, for $13.99 which is a month’s supply it can’t hurt to try it!

Which Side is Your Bad Side?

Most of the time I get migraines on the right side of my head.  I’m used to these and have a higher pain tolerance for these.  However, if I start to get one on the left side of my head (aka, the bad side or the wrong side) I know I’m in for trouble!!!!!   Which side is your bad side?

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June 21st is Shades for Migraines Day

Today is the longest day of the year, first day of summer and #ShadesforMigraines day.  Today where shades all day long to support Migraine Awareness!!!!

What Does Your Aura Look Like?

I don’t get aura’s before migraines most of the time, but when I do I know it’s going to be a bad one.  What do your aura’s look like?  Mine look like this:

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Enhanced Water?

Do you put anything extra or buy water with extra ingredients to help with your migraines.   They always tell us to drink plenty of water.  So I drink a ton of water and then always buy some that has electrolytes in it.  Lately I’ve been gagging down 20 drops of Trace Minerals added to my electrolyte water in the morning.  It has a slight metallic taste to it.  So I do it like a shot and then chase it with anything that tastes decent!  It could be that I’m just having a good week, but I’ve been pretty decent this week since starting this.  I got the Trace Minerals here.FullSizeRender (006)

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