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Tammy Hader possesses no official, academic writer’s pedigree. With a BBA in accounting from Wichita State University, her history resides in numbers. After a 30-year accounting career, Tammy reinvented herself as a writer in 2018. She is an essay writer at Medium, BizCatalyst360, and WebMD. Tammy is an editor for the Medium publication Journal of Journeys, and she is a contributing author in the Daily Gift Book Series. Watch for her upcoming books in her memoir series. When not writing, she enjoys caring for her mom, cooking for her family, and serving her two rescue kitties with the royal attention they deserve.

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Understanding a Migraine Warrior’s Knowledge

To understand a migraine warrior’s knowledge, picture an iceberg. The tip of the knowledge iceberg contains the basic facts of being a migraine warrior, visible to anyone who takes the time to see.I…

To understand a migr…

To understand a migraine warrior’s knowledge, picture an iceberg. The tip of the knowledge iceberg contains the basic facts of being a migraine warrior, visible to anyone who takes the time to see.I usually do not hide my sensitivity to light, sound, and smell from the people around me. The effects of head pain and nausea are obvious to others as the episode escalates. Television ads and social media posts share the familiar symptoms of migraine and provide information about preventative and abortive treatments for all to see.I talk openly with my doctor about the status of my migraines at …

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What I Will Not Do with Migraine

Migraine disease requires certain behaviors from me. More accurately, migraine prevention dictates many aspects of my life. One of the best ways to prevent an attack is to limit exposure to my known t…

Migraine disease req…

Migraine disease requires certain behaviors from me. More accurately, migraine prevention dictates many aspects of my life. One of the best ways to prevent an attack is to limit exposure to my known triggers. To do this, there are certain things that I will not do.Outdoor events: As much as I would like to go to outdoor concerts, Riverfest activities, and Ketch’s Burger Battle in the park, the risk surpasses the reward. All it takes is one cigarette smoker combined with the Kansas wind to trigger a migraine attack and ruin my day. Outdoor seating at a restaurant carries the same risk, so ind…

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A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way for Migraine Warriors

Spring was in the air when my husband and I walked into our investment agent’s office for our annual financial review. Considering the state of the markets these days, I wasn’t expecting the offic…

Spring was in the ai…

Spring was in the air when my husband and I walked into our investment agent’s office for our annual financial review. Considering the state of the markets these days, I wasn’t expecting the office on the other side of the door to hold a pleasant, heartwarming surprise. I was really not expecting that surprise to be related to my migraine disease.After the standard greetings and discussion of how everyone had been doing over the last year, our agent asked me if his office smelled OK for me. His words didn’t register for a moment, as was evident by the puzzled expression on my face. He re…

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Sorry, Not Sorry: I Won’t Apologize for Having Migraine Episodes

Migraine is a fact of life for millions of people, including me. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines migraine illness as:“A type of headache characterized by recurren…

Migraine is a fact o…

Migraine is a fact of life for millions of people, including me. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines migraine illness as:“A type of headache characterized by recurrent attacks of moderate to severe throbbing and pulsating pain on one side of the head. The pain is caused by the activation of nerve fibers within the wall of brain blood vessels traveling inside the meninges (three layers of membranes protecting the brain and spinal cord).How can any rational person expect me to apologize for conditions generated by the internal reaction between nerve fibers and b…

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What Would I Ask for if a Migraine Genie Granted Me 3 Wishes?

That’s easy. I’d ask for a cure for all migraines so there would no longer be such a thing as migraine warriors. Since I would be able to eat anything without worrying about triggering a migraine,…

That’s easy. I’d…

That’s easy. I’d ask for a cure for all migraines so there would no longer be such a thing as migraine warriors. Since I would be able to eat anything without worrying about triggering a migraine, I would also need to wish for the metabolism of a teenager. Then, of course, I’m going to need large sums of cash to celebrate all the things I would be able to do without the hindrance of migraine.Since those three wishes make for a very short article, let’s see what I’d wish for if a straight-up migraine cure was off the table. What three wishes could improve the quality of life for someo…

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