Migraine, a neurological genetic disease thought to be caused by overactive neurons and genetics affects 37 million Americans and is the 12th most disabling disorder in the United States. Migraine can be episodic (occurring occasionally) or become chronic. Migraine attacks can have four phases: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. Each phase may include a unique set of symptoms, but are not experienced by all Migraineurs. Migraine without aura is the most common type of Migraine. Migraine with aura affects approximately 25% of Migrainuers. The visual aura symptoms can include flashing lights, squiggly lines and even temporary vision loss. Although most people think of visual aura, aura can have other symptoms that affect other senses. When Migraines become chronic and debilitating they make one feel totally isolated. The pain a Migraineur and/or headache sufferer endures can be excruciating.
The National Headache Foundation and Patient Educator and Advocate Nancy Harris Bonk are starting the first, local monthly Migraine disease and headache disorder support group in Western New York. The group’s goal will be to give support, timely information and education to patients with Migraine disease and headache disorders, those who care about them and other interested parties. The monthly meeting will be held at 6095 Transit Road in East Amherst. The office is handicap accessible and there is ample parking. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, and feel well,
© Nancy Harris Bonk, 2011.Last updated March 12, 2011.