Shoulders, Migraines, and Drugs (oh my)!

During the past few years, I have been working with my doctor and other specialists to treat my ongoing medical conditions better, particularly migraines and chronic shoulder pain, but also others. Here I wanted to keep a record of what I/we have discovered, and I hope it may be of use to other people perhaps with similar perplexing symptoms; HOWEVER please remember that if you are experiencing any of these things for yourself – consult your doctor. #migraines #chronicpain #shoulder Continue reading Shoulders, Migraines, and Drugs (oh my)!

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Shoulder Pain – Migraine?

Interesting. I have been doing my research of late with regard to my migraines. At the same time, I’ve been looking into what may be causing my constant and intense shoulder pain (which doctors and surgeons have yet to diagnose or explain; after SIX YEARS). This evening I was suffering an inexplicable pain in my good arm, not unlike that of bad days with my … Continue reading Shoulder Pain – Migraine?

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My struggle with migraines

I just wanted to write a short update (well it started out as short) to describe how suffering with migraines interferes with having a normal life. I’ve had an attack today, and as it happens it’s Migraine Awareness Week, which is run by the Migraine Trust at Quite frankly, migraines are the main reason that I have missed more than my fair share of … Continue reading My struggle with migraines

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Learning – How I do it Vs how you’re “supposed” to do it.

Throughout my years of study and work, I have come to a conclusion regarding how I pick up and learn new skills and subjects: the way subjects are taught in school or university, is not the way I actually learn.  I don’t think I have ever been “taught” anything.  If I want to learn something, then I go out and discover it for myself.

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I know I’m stressed, but that’s not such a bad thing.

I’ve been told recently that I should avoid stressful situations, because stress causes migraines.  That’s a very simplistic take on an extremely complex subject.  I’m not sure that avoiding stress is even possible, or more realistically, should I?  I may not get out of bed in the morning.  Ever again.

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