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annie

Pontiac, Illinois
I am a 31 year old female suffering from headaches - occipital neuralgia to be specific.  I have tried numerous treatments and medications with little to no pain relief.  I recently found a new doctor, who has suggested an occipital nerve stimulation implant.  My husband and I are in the process of deciding what to do next. 
Communities: Migraine & Headaches

Valerie A. Facebook

Evansville, Indiana
I am a 36 year old female, from Southern IN.  I have Arnold Chiari 1 Malformation, bilateral greater occipital neuralgia, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and anxiety. In 2008 I had a Stimulator (Medtronics) Implant for bilateral greater occipital neuralgia. I still suffer extreme pain, not just headaches, neck pain, muscle pain, joint pain, spasms in my head, my...

xxChristin022xx

Evansville, Indiana
I am 24 years old. I was in a car accident when I was 17, and year later I started having daily level 10 headaches. I searched for an answer everywhere: Michigan, Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis. For 5 years I had no answers and no pain relief. I told my mom that I would try out one more doctor, but I was very ready to give up. The one doctor happened to be a neurosurgeon and helped me...

Ms. J

Texas
I'm a 32 year old woman that has suffered from classic migraines from the age of 7 and developed occipital and auriculotemporal neuralgia 4 years ago that resulted in daily headaches. My headaches are debilitating and intractable. I recently had an occipital nerve stimulator implanted to help with my pain because so many other treatments have failed.  Check out my blog that chronicles...

Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Blog author Braxton Ponder is a Licensed Acupuncturist whose work has taken him around the world, exposing him to a broad range of healthcare systems and practices. He draws upon this background, as well as his ongoing clinical experience, when he offers news analysis and commentary about healthcare and healthy living. His articles also examine insurance systems and policy decisions that affect...

Beth Morton Health Maven

Canada
Recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer and off work while I go through treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation). I am 43, married for 17 years to Brad, and we have 2 boys - Zach is 14 and Carter is 11. I run outdoors year round and have done 3 half marathons (one in the snow). I want to do a full marathon at least once. I plan to spend time outdoors walking or running as I go through my treatments.
Communities: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Jill N. Registered DieticianHealth Maven

San Francisco, California
I am a Registered Dietitian who teaches cooking, specializing in vegatarian, vegetable and pressure cooking. I am the author of a cookbook The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment and a DVD Pressure Cooking: A Fresh Look, Delicious Dishes in Minutes. I am also a freelance writer on food, health, nutrition and other interesting topics. I maintain 2 websites...
Communities: Vegetarian

Hisham A. Health Maven

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
I am a general dentist practicing in south florida. I grew up in Toronto, Canada, recieved my B.Sc. of Science in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, and completed my Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. I am a member of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental...
Communities: General Medicine

Stephanie C. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

New York, New York
In 2005, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening neurological disorder, CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy). I had to spend a year undergoing intensive treatments and chemotherapy. I fought back, started two companies, and am working each day at my own kind of wellness.
Communities: Healthy Living, Allergies

Poker Face Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Longview, Texas
Recovering from a serious eating disorder is arguably one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. It is a constant battle, 24/7 with no relief, often not even in sleep. How do I know? I am going through it right now. I began struggling with an eating disorder at the age of 13 after being sexually abused day after day for an entire year. I have been to an intensive in-patient treatment...