Posts tagged "migraines"

Passenger Flies Plane Because Pilot Has A Migraine — Or, Why I Am Not A Pilot

There are many reasons why I am not a pilot. I don’t like flying that much. I have poor sight and coordination. And also, I get mind-squeezingly bad migraines. And though that didn’t stop one Lufthansa pilot from taking off, it did prevent him from completing the flight. The Daily Mail reports that on a recent flight…

Julie Gerstein / November 25, 2012

Finally! Why Women Have More Migraines Than Men

New evidence has come out on why women suffer from more migraines then men. And this is appropo today because I am having a migraine at this very moment! Yes, yes! It’s migraine time, today, so I totally get it when Dr. Andrew Charles, director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in the UCLA…

Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2012

Totally Awesome, Totally Crap: The Frisky Week In Review

It was a very bad week for bunnies. Not only did Til, the famous mutant German bunny with no ears, get squished to death this week, but Miss Cooper, a bunny that lived in an NYC boutique, was stolen, too! We also talked about the veritable epidemic plaguing women: migraines. And we discussed the baby…

Julie Gerstein / March 16, 2012

Sending Out An S-O-S! My Migraines Are Out Of Control!

This is what I looked like yesterday in the office, my head ensconced in a scarf, attempting to cradle it slightly from the outside world and at least partially keep the bright light, noise and throbbing pain that is my migraine at bay. Oh, yes, my migraine. The twice or thrice monthly (at least) headache…

Julie Gerstein / March 16, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Pssst! Did You Hear Michele Bachmann Might Have Menopause?

Rep. Michele Bachmann may suffer from migraines, according to a conservative website which is possibly trying to smear the politician. The Republican presidential contender “suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches,” according to The Daily Caller, which quoted “three people who have worked closely with Bachmann.” The Caller claims these…

Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2011

I Have Migraines

Last year, I was on vacation in Berlin when I woke up at 4 a.m., unable to move. Searing pain began at the crown of my head and extended well below my shoulders, causing my head, face, and neck to clench up and spasm whether I tried to move or lie perfectly still. The most…

Brittany Shoot / July 28, 2010