Welcome to Beauty And The Migraine Beast

 I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I am passionate about living my best life, despite my migraines.  Beauty And The Migraine Beast serves as a vessel to share my life, stories and experience with chronic migraine. It is my hope that my openness may resonate with you personally, or help bring more awareness, understanding and compassion to what life with chronic migraine is really like. 

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October 14, 2019

   When you have lived with a chronic illness for as long as I have, you know your body very well. After all, I have been living in this body my whole life... and with migraine since I was 18. Two of the biggest hurdles we face in the migraine community are people not...

January 17, 2019

  My life with migraine started around the time I was 18. I was in college and began having classic symptoms associated with migraine- nausea, stabbing pain (up the back of my head on the left side,) fatigue, sensitivity to light/sound and so on. Thinking that I was ju...

August 2, 2018

    This photo is from June, 2015- my first time using the Cefaly devise. At this point, the Cefaly was fairly new, just approved by the FDA and insurance would not cover it (I'm unsure if it's covered now, something that probably varies with each company.) We paid $40...

March 29, 2018

    There are many different paths to take when treating migraine. I have gone down many, and today I would like to share a little about one of them – greater occipital nerve block.

   In 2013/14/15, we were living in San Diego. My medications, previously prescribe...

March 15, 2018

    One of the first things your neurologist wants to know is if you have been tracking your migraines, and if not to start. It gives valuable information to them, and most of the time insurance requires proof before approving certain treatments. Most doctors will give...

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