Coping with Suffering: January 2009 Headache Blog Carnival

Welcome to the January 2009 Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival, our first anniversary edition.

The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with unique opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

For the January 2009 carnival I solicited submissions on the topic of “What Keeps You Going When You’re Suffering”. I also welcomed entries of general interest to headache and migraine sufferers.

Please continue reading for this month’s collection of posts.

Ellen Schnakenberg presents Migraine Pain – This is What Keeps Me Going posted at WEGO Health, saying, “I have to choose every day how I deal with my pain. It would be easy to stop trying. My post is about Universal reasons explained in a deeply personal message written secretly as I made my decision to fight the good fight.”

Rosalind Joffe presents What Gets You Through the Times of Pain/Fatigue or Just Plain Can’t Do? posted at Working with Chronic Illness.

Kelly presents Fly With Hope posted at Fly With Hope.

Rena Sherwood presents Revenge As a Way to Keep Going posted at Dealing with Headaches.

Jasmine P Walton presents The Pursuit of Painlessness posted at Jasmine’s Cove.

James Cottrill presents What Everyone Should Know about Telcagepant – The Coming Migraine Drug posted at Headache and Migraine News Blog.

Suzanne presents Sleeping Off My Headache? posted at Without Dash.

GrrlScientist presents Why Do We Yawn? posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Even though yawning is a very common behavior among all vertebrates, the physiological and evolutionary reasons for yawning behavior are poorly understood. Excessive yawning has medical implications (associated with migraines) and also is associated with certain psychiatric medications.”

Submit your blog article to the February 2009 edition of the Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form or by e-mailing your submissions to me directly.

The theme of the February 2009 carnival will be Sex & Migraines – having a sex life despite migraines, migraines caused by sex, when sex can help with migraines – anything goes! Entries are due by midnight on Friday, February 6, and the carnival will be posted right here at Somebody Heal Me on Monday, February 9.