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Archives for July, 2011


Is Your Migraine Medicine Making You Panic?

The other week, I wrote about the frustrating world of migraine symptoms.  So many migraine symptoms overlap with my own personal panic triggers.  (And I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't easily deal with nausea, pain, and dizziness -- you too, right?)
And now, another great migraine-related Catch 22: when the effects of migraine medicines overlap with your panic triggers.

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How Do You Classify Or Organize Your Panic Attacks?

They say that no two snowflakes are alike.
Perhaps this is true; perhaps it isn't. But can't they at least be classified into snowflake types?
Some have a round edge; some are scalloped. Some resemble flowers; others look like tiny spider webs. So many different types.
Close-up photos of snowflakes are beautiful to look at.  But, you're reading a blog about anxiety --...
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When Migraine Symptoms and Panic Triggers Overlap

Just like I could never forget my first panic attack, I could never forget my first migraine.

I was sixteen or so and had absolutely no idea what was wrong with me.  Laying face-down on the couch in my parents' living room with the lights out, I remember stuffing my throbbing head between the cushions.  Nothing could kill the pain.

I was half convinced that my brain...
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