Monday, February 13, 2012

February Headache & Migraine Blog Carnival: Finding a Headache / Migraine Specialist

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Welcome to the February 2012 Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival

The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

The theme of the February carnival is "Tales from the Trenches: Experiences (good & bad) on the road to finding the right migraine doctor." Please keep reading for the submissions on this topic.

Most people who experience migraine attacks with any frequency learn it takes some work to find a headache or migraine specialist who can help them. Unfortunately, not every doctor or even every neurologist knows enough about our disease to treat us. And not every headache or migraine specialist is the right fit for every migraine patient. This month's carnival submissions reflect the difficulty of the journey to finding the right migraine specialist.

Sarah Hackley shared Tales from the Trenches: The Ever Elusive 'Right' Migraine Doctor posted at The Migraine Chronicles.

Teri Robert shared The Twisted Road to Help for My Migraines posted at Putting Our Heads Together.

Migraine Puppet shared Migraine Doctor Journey posted at Migraine Puppet.

Migrainista shared One Woman's Journey to Find a Good Doc posted at Migrainista.

Nancy Harris Bonk shared February 2012 Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival posted at Migraine & Other Headache Disorders.

James Cottrill shared The Case of the Missing Studies: Patients Missing Critical Information posted at Headache & Migraine News Blog.

Thank you for all your submissions and ongoing support of the carnival. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to sign the Alliance for Headache Disorders petition asking Congress to hold hearings on the burden of migraine disease: AHDA Petition.

Submit your blog post to the March 2012 edition of the Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival by sending your submissions to me by email. (Unfortunately some of us have had problems with the submission form on the site from time to time, so I suggest you just avoid it. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.) 

The theme will be: "How do you build & maintain hope when your life is dominated by migraine disease or another headache disorder?" Submissions are due by midnight (the end of the day) on Friday, March 9. The March carnival will be published right here at Somebody Heal Me on Monday, March 12.

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DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.