Monday, June 18, 2012

If Money Was No Object: Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge

New to Somebody Heal Me? Subscribe to the Somebody Heal Me feed:
Subscribe in a reader or subscribe by e-mail. Follow me on Twitter @somebodyhealme.

I'm participating in the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge every day in June.

Today's prompt is: "The Price Is Right." What one thing would you do for the Migraine community if money were no issue.

So many things come to mind as high priorities. I'd love to see every single patient who could benefit from it have access to a program like the behavioral pain management program I participated in. I'd love to see everyone have access to triptans regardless of the ability to pay for them. But ultimately, research is the most important thing we can do for migraine patients.

I'd fund research on everything from alternative remedies, herbs and supplements to studies on what causes migraines. I'd explore the genetic underpinnings of migraine disease. I'd have many teams of researchers trying to come up with new medications and treatments that we couldn't even dream of right now. In a nutshell, I'd use those resources to learn as much as we possibly could about what happens in the brain during a migraine and ways to shut those processes off.

Earn a chance to win a prize in the Somebody Heal Me Migraine Awareness Month Giveaway by commenting on this post. Learn about other ways to earn chances to win by visiting: Migraine Awareness Month Giveaway.

What would you do for migraine patients if money was no object?

* * *

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by

Subscribe to the Somebody Heal Me feed: Subscribe in a reader or subscribe by e-mail. Follow me on Twitter @somebodyhealme.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Content by Diana E. Lee.

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.