My Migraine Story


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Tiffany is the ‘ Tee’ behind TheMrsTee – a Lifestyle Blog created as a place to share her love of all things Faith, Family, Fashion, Food, Fun, Tech & Travel. Tiffany has established her influence within both the Blogging & Vlogging Communities. As a Brand Ambassador, Tiffany has the opportunity to promote and support the brands she loves the most with her own unique perspective. Tiffany has extended her presence beyond her URL to Television as a Panelist for the MomsEveryday TV Show for 2 Seasons and to the stage as a Cast Member of the Finale Season of The Listen To Your Mother Show. A 2016 BlogHer VOTY Award Honoree, Contributing Author with Modern Social f/k/a iBlog Magazine and BlogHer. Growing herself as a Brand and Influencer are always at the center of Tiffany’s passion.


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4 thoughts on “My Migraine Story

  • Carole

    Hi, Tiffany: I've been a migraine sufferer for 26 years. Unless you've had a migraine, no one understands the debilitating intensity of the pain (as you know). I, too, took Topamax for years. It took me years to figure out what causes my migraines, and although everyone is different, I want to share with you so, just in case, this ends up being your problem, too. Mine are food additive and foods, specifically, MSG, nitrates and other nasty food additives. Also, unfortunately, chocolate! I love chocolate, but it doesn't love me back! I've become a "vanilla" girl. Anyway, I now make 80% of our meals from scratch (I don't make things like bread and pasta from scratch). I never make processed foods out of the box that have a list of ingredients a mile long. When I buy processed foods, I look for things with as few ingredients as possible (like potato chips, whose ingredients are potatoes, salt, oil). This strategy has worked for me for about 10 years now and I'm off the Topamax and I get migraines about 5 or 6 times a year (instead of several a week). Usually, when I've gotten a migraine, I've cheated by eating chocolate OR we have eaten dinner out at a restaurant and I've gotten one (surprisingly, many restaurants do not make things from scratch and buy food products, such as mashed potatoes, out of a box! We don't go out much!). One time, when I questioned a waitress about whether or not they made things from scratch, she rudely told me that the only thing she could guarantee was made from scratch was a salad with veggies only and no salad dressing (in other words, the stuff they put on the grilled chicken for the salad came from a package mix and they didn't make their salad dressing from scratch). Sorry to be long-winded, but if my sharing helps another migraine sufferer NOT have a migraine, then it's worth taking the time to comment! Thanks for sharing your story!
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    • MrsTee Post author

      You are so right in that no one but a migraine sufferer can understand the true pain and debilitating ability of a migraine. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. Food triggers was actually one of the first things my doctors tried to eliminate and I do find that MSG and high salt content as well as certain types of processed foods tend to bring on an incident. I do try to avoid all of those as much as possible. Still it seems that my migraines are mainly connected to stress and my level of anxiety or even fatigue. The more stressed and/or tired i am the more likely I am to have a migraine. Recently, I\’ve even started having them without that usual sense of warning (the aura) and have had to start carrying quick dissolve meds for instant relief because they tend to be the know me down kind (I call them whammers…lol). I have learned to control and monitor myself (sleep, stress, etc.) more and have gone for 2-4 a week to more like 1 every month or so. I truly appreciate you being willing to share and offer any help. It is much appreciated 😀

  • Kate

    I suffer from migraines as well- it is definitely something people don't understand unless they get them too. Not just a headache!