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My Story: Alyssa

My Story: Alyssa Winegarden

I had my first migraine when I was very young, though I wasn’t aware at the time that the white spots dancing in front of my eyes were not as harmless as I thought them to be. I remember very clearly standing on the playground and thinking it was hilarious that my friend could hold up 10 fingers and I would only see five. She stood across from me, lifting her hands and asking, “Okay, how many am I holding now?!” And each time, I’d…

43 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on September 27, 2016
My Story: Sarah Rathsack

My Story: Sarah Rathsack

I had my first migraine at age five. I was not officially diagnosed until years later. I have never known life without migraines and have gone from episodic to chronic. My family is my rock. My mom has migraines and has understood from day one. Watching me suffer over the years has been hard on her and she gives me endless support and love. My dad and sister also share in taking care of my children when needed and taking me to doctor appointments. My…

42 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on June 1, 2016
My Story: Bonnie Zink

My Story: Bonnie Zink

After several hospitalizations, investigative tests, and a few doctors, I was diagnosed with migraine. I suffer from full body migraine, which includes headache, vision changes, partial paralysis, and other symptoms. I am fairly aware of my triggers, and have been able to manage my personal and professional lives in spite of debilitating migraine attacks. Ensure that you are open and honest with your employer, health care team, and family about your experience with migraine and how attacks may affect your professional and personal obligations.

64 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on January 5, 2015