Migraine Strong

Have you ever seen the movie “Groundhog Day” where Bill Murray’s character was stuck reliving the same day over and over again? He woke up in his Bed and Breakfast to Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” on the clock radio every morning knowing that he was trapped in a time loop of which no one else was aware. That’s what it felt like when I woke up every morning suffering with chronic migraine which began when I got pregnant.
Marina, co-author Migraine Strong 

I was first diagnosed with chronic migraine during my two pregnancies. For years I was having daily migraine attacks and the little break from pain I did have I spent in postdrome or prodrome. (Read my full story here.)  Despite my supportive family, I felt lonely and truly thought I was the only one struggling with this debilitating illness. Discovering the Migraine Strong community on Facebook opened a whole new world up to me. I learned about the migraine disease and how to take control of it. I met other beautiful and strong people who are going through life dealing with the burdens of migraine. All of a sudden, the world became a little less lonely and living with migraine became a lot more hopeful. I learned how to thrive instead of just surviving.

Today I would like to share with you an organization that I recently learned about that deserves some recognition – World Federation of Neurology (WFN). WFN launched the World Brain Day in 2014. The World Brain Day dedicates its focus to a different topic each year.  The main objective of this day is to increase public awareness and promote advocacy related to brain health.

The first World Brain Day took place in 2014 and the following year it focused on Epilepsy. The third World Brain Day in 2016 had a theme, “Brain Health and the Ageing Population” and focused on diseases such as stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. In 2017, the World Brain Day’s focus turned to stroke.

The topic for the World Brain Day in 2018 was “Clean Air For Brain Health” to raise awareness on the influence of air pollution on neurological diseases. Migraine Strong is excited to support the World Brain Day and join in WFN's efforts to raise migraine awareness.

The Painful Truth

The theme of this year’s event is “The Painful Truth About Migraine.” This year, World Brain Day is taking to social media to ask people around the world to share their Painful Truth about migraine using the hashtags #worldbrainday and #thepainfultruth. Migraine Strong asked our members how they would respond to this question and has been sharing their thoughtful quotes on social media. Bringing these quotes into the public eye makes this horrifying neurological disease and it's suffering less invisible. We would love to read your painful truth about migraine in the comments below.

World Brain Day Webinar 

We encourage everyone to register and attend the World Brain Day webinar which takes place on July 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EST and join the panellists for a discussion about migraine. 

Part of managing our migraine disease is education. We need to educate ourselves about our disease to be able to advocate for ourselves and others in our migraine community. By educating ourselves we can take control of migraine and spread migraine awareness. World Brain Day is the type of event where we can maximize education.

 

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About Migraine Strong

Migraine Strong provide personalized health and wellness consultation/education to assist people suffering from migraine in reducing the frequency and severity of their condition. 

They provide online information, news and commentary in the field of health and wellness relating to the various treatment modalities available for migraine.

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