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Today is day three of the Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge, and today’s prompt is:
Tell us about a recurrent dream and what it might say about, or mean to your diagnosis of migraine and/or other headache disorders.
I wrote a poem a few years ago about a recurrent dream that involved my kids. I wrote the poem about my small daughter, but I never truly knew which child would be in the dream, or indeed if both would be there. I believe my dream recurred because I was afraid my kids would suffer the same fate I have been living. My diagnosis was episodic migraine, until I became chronic in the mid 1990’s. At the time of the poem, I also had a diagnosis of chronic cluster headache, and trigeminal neuralgia. (Please keep in mind that I know nothing about poetry.)
Ultimately, my kids are why I am still here. I couldn’t give in to my own pain because I felt the need to find answers that would keep them from my fate. My son was diagnosed with Migr...
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With the crazy weather lately, all the news about hospitals being full of flu patients, some actually overflowing out to parking lot tents, major cities declaring public health state of emergencies. I was thinking just after the holidays I would like to post an article on the added risks we face due to our suppressed immune systems.
Little did I know I would have real time, up close and personal facts to report to you on the subject. You may or may not know, depending on the length of time you have been treated for RA, that the main villain in RA is your immune system. It is mistaking your synovial linings around your joints as an enemy of your body. As it is programmed to do, your immune system attacks this lining and as it slowly erodes the lining you also begin to lose cartilage, and finally bone. (this is a VERY simplified explanation) There are many different parts of the immune system that may be at fault with RA, T cells, B cells, TNF, IL-6 and IL-1 are only a few....
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