Visit our forum any day, and you’ll find posts from people whose main problem with Migraine care is Attitude not theirs, but that of some medical professionals, some media, and much of the general public. Too many people still don’t realize that** Migraine is a genetic neurological disease**. They still stereotype us, consider us “drug seekers,” and continue to misunderstand Migraine disease.
When Michael John Coleman, the director of MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association, and the rest of the MAGNUM staff discovered that Elvis Presley was reported to have been a Migraineur, they set out to investigate. What they found dispelled the rumors of Elvis’s drug use and the rumor that his death was caused by an overdose.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.