krysti_with_a_k Krystina Ostermeyer

Krystina Ostermeyer, Author at New Life Outlook

About Krystina

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed.

She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities.

She is an RN with over ten years of nursing experience, which has enabled her to help many people with a variety of chronic conditions in her career. Her nursing experience has spanned from floor nursing on a telemetry unit, working with heart patients, to working in an allergy/immunotherapy clinic, to working in a diabetes education office. She enjoys helping people living healthier, more fulfilling lives, while also learning from her patients.

In addition to her work, she enjoys reading, yoga (she is a yoga instructor and believes it can help with chronic pain!), traveling, cooking and baking, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

In addition to her freelance writing and nursing career, she enjoys writing for pleasure. Her son has food allergies, and she enjoys blogging about her family's journey.

Krystina's Work

Migraine Symptoms

13 Migraine Symptoms to be Aware of

There are many symptoms of migraine headaches. Some migraine symptoms may begin before the headache actually starts and are called part of the prodrome.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on July 24, 2018
Coping Skills for Migraines

4 Coping Skills for Chronic Migraine Sufferers

Chronic migraine sufferer, Krystina, shares her top four coping skills for migraines to help cope and fight migraines at the same time.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on May 7, 2018
Ketogenic Diet and Migraines

Can a Ketogenic Diet Help Migraines?

The ketogenic diet has been found to have a beneficial effect for some migraineurs. However, there's more to the ketogenic diet and migraines than you know.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 21, 2018
Migraines and Mental Health

Improving Mental Health and Migraines

Migraines and mental health studies show migraine suffers are more likely to experience depression, anxiety and bipolar compared to the general population.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on December 11, 2017
Migraine Postdrome

The Phases of Migraines and Getting Through Migraine Postdrome

Barbara and Krystina shares their tips on how to avoid migraine postdrome, and what to do when you are recovering from a migraine attack.
by Barbara Leech and Krystina Ostermeyer on October 17, 2017
Hemiplegic Migraine

What Is a Hemiplegic Migraine?

A person with a hemiplegic migraine may experience a temporary weakness on one side of their body as part of their migraine attack.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on September 29, 2017
TMJ and Migraines

TMJ Could be Connected to Triggering Migraines

It is estimated that about 35 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from both TMJ and migraines. Find out more about how they are connected.
by Barbara Leech and Krystina Ostermeyer on September 21, 2017
Dealing with Migraines

Can the Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help With Migraine?

Krysti's new doctor told her she was a "ball of inflammation" and recommended this diet to help with her migraines.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on August 30, 2017
Migraine During Pregnancy

How Will Pregnancy Affect Your Migraines?

How pregnancy affects migraine may vary from woman to woman. In this article, two women share their experiences as well as their tips to help you cope.
by Krystina Ostermeyer and Jaime Sanders on June 27, 2017
Confusional Migraine

Confused About Confusional Migraine?

The hallmark symptom of a confusional migraine is, of course, confusion — hence the name. However, there are other symptoms to be aware of.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 29, 2017