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Eileen Gray Patient Expert

Hopatcong, New Jersey
I have been suffering with Migraine disease since I was 13 years old. I went undiagnosed until I... Full Bio
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30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Each year, National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week is observed to educate the public and raise awareness about invisible illnesses. One of the blogging activities th ... Read on »
A Confession..... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I think I was a little too ambitious with the ABC's thing. I will get back to it. I have had no time and quite honestly feel like a truck hit me more often then not. I si ... Read on »
A is for: by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Aura: Only about 25% of Migraineurs experience an aura. An aura can be different things to different sufferers. Visual issues such as flashing lights, floaters, zig ... Read on »
A month in....my thoughts by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I've been on my new combo of Topamax and Amitriptyline for a little over a month now...and I have to say I'm undecided still. I know it's still too soon. It can take up ... Read on »
AHDA letter deadline - TODAY!!!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches As most/some of you may know, I volunteer with Mymigraineconnection. com and have the honor of working with the lovely Miss Teri Robert. I have a favor to ask you. We h ... Read on »
Almost two weeks! woot! woot! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches So ladies and gents, I am on my 12th day of no migraines!! I have been feeling pretty good! I thought I was coming down with a cold on Sat. so I started dosing the Airborne ... Read on »
And the Doctor says..... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Today was my appointment with Dr.G. He really is such a character. I really like him, but have to remember sometimes, that he is just a neurologist, not a Migraine Specialist ... Read on »
And the winners are.... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches The winners of the 2008 My Migraine Connection Poetry contest were announced today. The winners were selected by MAGNUM. Please check it out! Oh and big kudo's to my fri ... Read on »
Awards and things..... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches My friend MJ over at Rhymes with Migraine awarded me a Lemonade award! This is for "blogging with the attitude of gratitude". I love that we have little ... Read on »
B is for: by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Basilar-type Migraine: BTM is a type of Migraine, a little more difficult to treat then some other Migraine or Migraine with aura Migraineurs. This is because most of th ... Read on »
Back by popular demand....well, maybe just back. by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Wow! I have not written in a very long time. Too long....and probably too long to catch up in one post. On the Migraine front, I am seeing a Migraine specialist in NJ. Sh ... Read on »
Back from Boston by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches So yes, Boston was a great experience. I had a blast. I met so many wonderful people. Plus, I think I have even worked out what I am going to do as far as ... Read on »
C is for: by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Cluster Headaches: Severe attacks in head pain, unilaterally, lasting 15-180 minutes. Cluster headaches can occur more then once a day. See Cluster Headaches: The Basics Also ... Read on »
Comments.... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I have not blogged in a long ass time, I know - I am thinking I am going to get back into it. Just not today - today is try like hell to get your taxes done day. Anyway, I j ... Read on »
Cymbalta and a night in the ER by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches My neuro and I discussed a new preventive Migraine medication for me last week. We decided on Cymbalta. I thought great!, Cymbalta is weight neutral, if not that, ... Read on »
D is for.... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Depression - Almost half of Migraineurs experience depression. Why wouldn't we? Being in pain more days then not can get very depressing and lonely. Not to mention some of t ... Read on »
Drug holiday is OVER! I have a new preventive!!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I went to my neurologist on Tuesday and also started a new preventive medication. I had given up on Topamax and Amitriptyline because of the side effects...and well, I was sti ... Read on »
E is for..... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Education! Education! Education! - the more you know about Migraine as a patient, the better treatment you can get for yourself. I am going to have shirts made that say "Ever ... Read on »
First day of conference by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Today was our first day of conference stuff, seeing as we came in a day early to get adjusted. Teri and I woke with the chickens at 4:45 to make a 6 a.m. breakfast satelli ... Read on »
Happy Anniversary to Me!!!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Well it's been a year since my husband and I tied the knot. I can't believe time has gone by so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday. Some people say the first ... Read on »