August Headache Blog Carnival: When People Don’t ‘Get’ Migraine Disease

Welcome to the August 2008 edition of Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival.

Generally speaking, a blog carnival is a collection of links to a variety of a blogs on a central topic. 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 August 2008 carnival I solicited submissions on the topic of How to Deal with People Who Don’t “Get” Migraine Disease, but also welcomed entries of general interest to headache and migraine sufferers. Please continue reading for this month’s collection of posts.

Megan Oltman presents Handling Migraine Challenges: Helping Others Understand posted at Free my Brain from Migraine Pain.

James Cottrill presents How to Introduce a Migraine posted at Headache and Migraine News Blog.

Rain Gem presents Migraine for a Day – How-to Guide posted at Migraine News Network | RainGem |.

Mary Kay Betz presents Understanding Migraine posted at The Migraine Headache Blog .

Glenn Stewart Coles presents When People ‘Don’t Get It’ about Migraine Disease posted at No More Headaches.

Marijke presents When Your Child Has a Migraine posted at Help My Hurt, saying, “Kids with headaches and migraines may have a heck of a time convincing some adults in their life that they truly are having tremendous pain.”

Ellen Schnakenberg presents Head PAIN or Head GAMES: The Work Toward Understanding Pain posted at WEGO Health.

Rosalind Joffe presents Do You Suffer From a Failure to Communicate? posted at Working With Chronic Illness.

Andrea presents Migraine Images posted at Andrea’s Buzzing About…, saying, “So many people don’t understand why even the pre-migraine (prodromal) state makes me so unsteady and unable to work. And of course, there’s trying to explain that a mere headache is to a migraine what a slap on the face is to getting body-slammed by the Terminator.”
I made a special page for my blog containing modified photographs that illustrate migraines. The first is of prodromal visual distortion, and the second is of photophobia+pain. Please note that on the page with the images the pictures are downpage enough to require using the scrollbar or arrow key so readers can control their exposure. There is also quite a bit of explanatory text, and the pictures are captioned for the visually-impaired.”

Fighting Fatigue presents The CFS Headache posted at Fighting Fatigue.
Health Blogger presents Healing My Chronic Shoulder and Neck Pain Through Diet and Exercise posted at Health and Fitness Blog.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the September 2008 edition of the Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form or by e-mailing your submissions to me directly.