This week I found out more about a trend I absolutely do not like--chronic migraines. As a part of the launch of
I learned all about chronic migraines, triggers, solutions and treatment. It was eye-opening to say the least.
Did you know: Chronic migraines are characterized by someone experiencing a migraine (a headache of 4+ hours) 15 times or more in a month. We talked with Doctor Susan Broner, a head neurologist and headache specialist. Dr. Broner informed me that a migraine is not a regular headache. It is a specific inheirtied neurological disorder. And this disorder is more common than asthma and diabetes combined.
There are more than 3.2 million people suffering from migraines. What causes them? Triggers include (but are not limited to: sleep habits, diet, overuse of acute medications). Did you know: Women are 3x more likely to suffer from migranes than men. What happens during a migraine? Sufferers experience light sensitivity, nausea, lack of energy, noise sensitivity, smell sensitivity.
How can you avoid migraines?
Keep sleep patterns regular
Avoid processed foods
Keep weight down
At the event I got to meet the indefatigable
. Mindy is an a-list event planner and lifestyle expert. Mindy has created events for: Jessica Simpson, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi; Heidi Klum and Seal; Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale; Nicole Richie and Joel Madden; Kimberly Williams and Brad Paisley; Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie; and Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman, just to name a few.
The contest: Celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss invites you to rewrite a day you lost to Chronic Migraine. Moms have been robbed of special moments due to Chronic Migraines. This campaign will allow 15 people to relive a day they missed due to a migraine. Mindy will be in charge of making it something spectacular. What did you miss? Was it a wedding, birthday, or another family memory? You've got your show to make a memory.
How to enter: To enter the contest, tell your story of a special moment you missed due to Chronic Migraine, and share how you would rewrite that day if given the chance. Enter the contest today by going here.
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