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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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The ABC's of Migraine by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches So my friend Marijke Durning, RN over at Help My Hurt, did a nice ABC's of Pain blog post over the summer. Everyday during the ABC's posting, Help My Hurt had a new letter i ... 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 »
Invisible Illness Week Starts TODAY! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Today is the start of Invisible Illness week. I was reminded way too much recently that I have an invisible illness. I suffer from Migraine Disease. I also ... Read on »
Using a capital M by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches My lovely friend over at My Migraine Connection, number one patient advocate (yes, that's right, she rocks!), Miss Teri Robert, has written an awesome Share Post about the ca ... Read on »
Seems like everyone has advice.... by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Yes, I have an invisible illness. You can't see it, and if I didn't tell you I had it, you would probably never know. Even with Migraine Disease, I have managed to still ... Read on »
Shop for a cause!!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches The Migraine Research Foundation has teamed up with Macy's shop for a cause event!! I received an email about it today! "Shopping Shouldn’t Be A Headache! MRF is ... Read on »
Invisible Illness Week - September 8-14 by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Next week is Invisible Illness week. It is very important to us in the "invisible illness community" to keep getting the word out on our invisible illnesses. In my case, ... 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 »
Here we go again!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I've been on a little drug holiday from my preventive medications for almost a month and a half now. I should have known better. What I once thought was my worst time with ... Read on »
Migraine Expressions - picking it up tomorrow!!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I have been waiting for this book to come out for what feels like an eternity. Betsy Blodin, the editor of this book was nice enough to write a Share Post about the book a ... Read on »
Happy Birthday to MJ over at Rhymes with Migraine!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches My dear friend MJ will be turning 25 in two days! Happy Birthday!!!! more cat pictures Please check out her blog at Rhymes with Migraine. Read on »
News: Topamax May Cause Birth Defects by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Good to know I just stopped taking it! Not that it would affect me now, since I'm not planning to have a child anytime soon, but still! Teri Robert wrote an articl ... 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 »
It's been a busy week! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Last week was very busy for me. It was my husbands birthday and I put together a surprise birthday dinner for him. We had a great time! It was also a busy week on the ... 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 »
I've got a contract with HealthCentral!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Hello my lovely readers! I have had quite an opportunity handed to me (not to say that I have not worked hard for it, I feel I have). The lovely Miss Teri Robert over at M ... 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 »
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 »
Off to Boston in the morning!!! by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches So Teri and I are off to Boston in the morning for the 50t h annual American Headache Societyconference. This is Teri's fifth year attending and my first. I am so excited, I ... Read on »
Mourning Becka by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches It's been two years now. Although I never got to meet you, I miss you and mourn you every day. I've never cried for someone I never knew before, not like this. We are siste ... Read on »