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Chronic Migraine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Chronic Migraine.

The Stress-Pain Connection

It’s a vicious cycle people with chronic pain know well: Pain causes you stress and stress exacerbates your pain. While everyday evidence points to a connection between stress and pain (and vice versa), research is also highlighting this connec...  Read more

5 Healthy Habits That Can Cause Headaches

Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha...  Read more

How to Stop a Migraine in Its Tracks

If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr...  Read more

29 Proven Methods to Manage Aches & Pains

Many people struggle with pain. Whether it's short term from an injury or chronic due to disc issues, neuropathy or Fibromyalgia, we all want to find relief. Pain clinics and medical interventions are great places to begin, but some pain sufferer...  Read more

Common Foods that Can Trigger Migraines

Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf...  Read more

Migraines
Updated 2/4/2014 5:54:41 PM

Hello! I'm not entirely sure this is the correct forum, so mods feel free to close or move this to the appropriate place. I get moderate to severe migraines when weather fronts come through and the temperatures change drastically and when I'm a...  Read more

Exercising with chronic pain
Updated 1/24/2014 2:21:08 PM

Hi everyone! I have a bulged disc in my back, as well as SI joint dysfunction :( Needless to say, the pain is really bad when I have a flare up. I was working out 5 days a week when I started at Sparkpeople, but due to flare ups and having...  Read more

HOW to Manage Chronic Stress??
Updated 1/15/2014 4:49:08 PM

Hi. Cynthia here and I really am in need of some suggestions. I have had chronic stress for as long as I can remember. It seems like I am almost always in fight or flight mode and often overreact over things that aren't that big of a deal. Does...  Read more

Chronic health issues, gaining weight :( help!
Updated 12/21/2013 1:07:12 PM

So, I had brain surgery in June 2012, after which I lost 60 pounds going from 203-145. I have been dealing with chronic daily headaches for three years due to the tumor. They made healthy eating and exercising a challenge but still do-able. Sin...  Read more

working out with chronic pain (fibromyalgia)
Updated 1/14/2014 1:57:35 PM

Is anybody with fibro able to exercise without it causing a flare up? If so, what type of exercise to you do? How often? I already know that working out in water is a good option....  Read more

A Gift of Health

Being recently retired, I have come to the conclusion that one of the best retirement gifts you can give yourself is the gift of your own good health. Take care of yourself before you retire so you can enjoy many years of healthy retirement....  Read more

Headaches? Migraines?

Severe headaches can be triggered by certain foods however a magnesium deficiency could be the cause.Magnesium migraines treatment is becoming more and more popular with migraine sufferers. If you suffer from migraines, you might be deficient in magn...  Read more

Chronic Pain Warriors: We Will Win the Weight War

We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations....  Read more

Guide to 8 Different Types of Headaches

By Sarah Jio via Woman's Day According to the latest data, as many as 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. They’re a pain, quite literally, and finding the right treatment can be tricky. Here, we’ve tapped the experts t...  Read more

Study: Control Migraine Pain with Cardio Exercise

Exercise has long been touted for helping us overcome such health issues as obesity, heart disease, type II diabetes, even some forms of depression. But according to a pilot study published earlier this year in the International Journal of Sports Med...  Read more

Chronic migraine sucks!

I just have to say that chronic migraine really really sucks. It is a never ending wave of pain and all the other fun symptoms that come with it. I don't even have it as bad as some people do, yet it still drains me. Medications don't help. I don't h...  Read more

Yes! I am living with chronic migraine !!!

39 I did the dumb little quizzes in the ads and checked my eligibility and I don't! Qualify. Ok? I do not have health insurance and ran out of imitrex the medicine that I take that is only relieving my pain for some of the day. My whole day was...  Read more