Migraine Strong & Neura Health: Owning Your Life with Chronic Illness

April 17, 2024
April 17, 2024
Migraine Strong & Neura Health: Owning Your Life with Chronic Illness

Dreaming of returning to that pre-migraine activity you loved? You're not alone.

So many migraine patients express their desire to return to doing what they love most, whether it's traveling, swimming, or practicing martial arts. Migraine often steals what we love most and makes it seem impossible to regain. But what if there were a way? 

Migraine Strong and our head of social Cannon Tekstar Hodge joined for a powerful Instagram Live where they unpacked strategies to help you reclaim your life with chronic illness.

The Key Takeaways: 

  • Plan It Out: Share your goals with your provider and partner with them to create a personalized plan for returning to your favorite activity. Ask for acute and preventive treatments that will improve your trigger threshold and likelihood of tolerating what you love most.
  • Build Your Support Team: Remember that you are not alone! Work with a physical or vestibular rehab therapist to prepare you best. Set goals with your Neura Health care coach and ask them to hold you accountable to them. If you have anxiety about a potential attack, discuss this anxiety with a talk therapist. Recruit friends and family to keep you motivated and physically read.
  • Pace Yourself: Don't expect to immediately return to your previous ability. Your body is juggling so many new obstacles and challenges, so it will take time to return to your past skillset and ability.
  • Be Prepared: Build a toolkit to support you throughout your activity. Include both preventive and acute measures, like neuromodulation devices, tinted lenses, and acute medications.

With the right guidance and support, you can return to the things that bring you joy. It may be a little different at first but give it time and let your body adjust.

Ready to take charge of your health and reach your goals? Neura Health's providers and dedicated care coaches are here to help you create a personalized plan for returning to activities you cherish. Schedule an appointment today! 

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Cannon Tekstar Hodge
Head of Content and Social Strategy
About the Author
Cannon Tekstar Hodge is the Head of Content and Social Strategy for Neura Health. She also is a chronic migraine patient and migraine advocate.

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