I have migraines but recently they have improved. My concern is that about two months ago my scalp above my left ear has become very sensitive to hair brushing...wind blowing on it but I can lay on that side. It didn't seem to have anything to do with the headaches....it just began hurting! I have a problem turning my neck on that side and wondered if that could be aggravating all those nerves on that same side. If you could help me understand what nerves could be causing the pain.....or.....just what could be causing it it would be so appreciated. I am a worried and need to have my mind put to rest. Thank you so much. Florence.
What you describe is allodynia (when non-painful stimuli cause discomfort or pain). In one migraine study, 79% of Migraineurs had this. Also it can occur by itself before, during or in between Migraines. That would be my best guess, and it can be ass...
Nobody likes a complainer. I know I don’t, and that’s why it’s I often keep MS symptoms to myself. I tell Jake pretty much everything, eventually. He’s supportive and kind, but that doesn’t mean that I should spell out every ache and pain that he can’t fix. Heaven knows, he’s got his hands full with me, besides having his own aches and pains. On the job , I appear to be doing very well, despite MS. I only work mornings, when I’m at my best, and I could be a poster child for one of those people living with MS and doing great! This is one place where I can lift the veil and put a spotlight on my world. Here I can honestly answer the question, “How are you?” knowing that I will not be branded a complainer. Here, I can speak to the people who “get it” because they live it. Here we have an obligation to share the truth behind the smile, lest we give the wrong impression. It was five summers ago that MS hit me like a frei...
On Friday, October 17th, National Mammography Day , Cancer Vixen partnered with New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the American Cancer Society and St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan at a press conference, to launch the "No Breast Left Behind" campaign. The "No Breast Left Behind" campaign, will raise awareness of the importance of funding mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women, a group more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer. I designed a limited edition "No Breast Left Behind" t-shirt for sale on the American Cancer Society's Hope Shop at www.TheHopeShop.org/cancervixen .
I gave a t-shirt to Speaker Christine Quinn. (Pictured with me and the tee below.) The rest of you are going to have to cough up 20 bucks - and when you do, you'll feel great getting it and wearing it. The proceeds will help fund screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Speaker Christine Quinn is phenomenal not ju...
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