Medical illustrator Tiffany Slaybaugh Davanzo drew a migraine aura, a “prismatic light,” not knowing that years later she would experience one herself.
“It’s not just a headache,” Priya says. She and her son Nihar both get crippling migraines. How has the recurring pain impacted their lives?
A sculptor’s clay can crack and crumble just like Lisa Benson with her splitting migraines. She lists her triggers and shares medications that help.
Joe Coe educates others on migraine through his podcast Talking Head Pain. There’s so much help and support out there, he says.
This particular migraine was more colorful than anything I'd seen before. And for whatever reason, I decided to go try to capture those colors in paint.
Nothing has my full attention when I have a migraine. The migraine has my full attention. Everything else is No. 2.
— Tiffany Slaybaugh Davanzo
I’m able to enjoy life thanks to modern medicine, and also my own self-care that works for me.
— Lisa Benson
Migraine attacks, for me, have varied in duration. They’ve been as short as an hour to two, to as long as days.
— Joe Coe
Priya has a migraine relief kit stocked with things that block out light and cool her head down.
A woman with chronic migraine explains the steps she takes to get relief.
Here's how one woman found a combination of treatments, lifestyle changes, and therapy that worked for her.
People with chronic migraine share coping strategies and their best advice for living with the condition.
Living with chronic migraine can lead to feeling out of place. Here's how to get others to understand how you're feeling.