Laura McKee

How My Children Feel about Family Life with a Chronically Ill Parent

When a parent becomes ill or is ill long-term, we wonder how it affects our children. Are they okay as they say they are? How much should we tell them? Laura McKee talks about her family’s strategies for coping and communication.

People like you, talking about their experience with chronic migraine.

Living with Chronic Migraine: Patient Stories and Support

Read stories from people who live with and manage chronic migraine. Each story gives a first-person account of living with migraine, from identifying and avoiding triggers to balancing work and family life. 

74 Migraine Patient Stories

Coming to Terms with Chronic Illness as a Family
10 mins
article
Laura McKee

Coming to Terms with Chronic Illness as a Family

Chronic Illness and the Pandemic: How Did Some of Us Cope?
10 mins
article
Laura McKee

Chronic Illness and the Pandemic: How Did Some of Us Cope?

Migraine and Weight Gain: Are They Linked?
5 mins
article
Ciara O'Rourke

Migraine and Weight Gain: Are They Linked?

Me, My Mom, and Migraine
6 mins
article
Sarah Alexander-Georgeson

Me, My Mom, and Migraine

Why We Need to Destigmatize Migraine
4 mins
article
Ciara O'Rourke

Why We Need to Destigmatize Migraine

 Navigating Routine Healthcare During a Pandemic
4 mins
article
Sarah Alexander-Georgeson

Navigating Routine Healthcare During a Pandemic

7 Tips to Manage Migraine Food Cravings
4 mins
article
Jaime Sanders

7 Tips to Manage Migraine Food Cravings

What to Do If Your Colleagues Don’t Believe You Get Migraine Attacks
3 mins
article
Michelle Rivas

What to Do If Your Colleagues Don’t Believe You Get Migraine Attacks

6 Tips for Mental Health and Migraine during a Global Crisis
5 mins
article
Ciara O'Rourke

6 Tips for Mental Health and Migraine during a Global Crisis

7 Ways I Educate My Children About Migraine Attacks
4 mins
article
Sarah Rathsack

7 Ways I Educate My Children About Migraine Attacks

An Undiagnosed Vision Problem Was Contributing to My Migraines
3 mins
article
Michelle Rivas

An Undiagnosed Vision Problem Was Contributing to My Migraines

6 Expressions People with Migraine Are Tired of Hearing
4 mins
article
Jaime Sanders

6 Expressions People with Migraine Are Tired of Hearing

 Is It Seasonal Allergies or Migraine? Here’s Why You Need to Know the Difference
2 mins
article
Sarah Rathsack

Is It Seasonal Allergies or Migraine? Here’s Why You Need to Know the Difference

Migraines at Work: How to Push Through the Pain — and When to Call It Quits
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Migraines at Work: How to Push Through the Pain — and When to Call It Quits

Why (and How) to Create Your Migraine “Elevator Pitch"
3 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Why (and How) to Create Your Migraine “Elevator Pitch"

Learning to Say No: Setting Boundaries When Living with Migraine
6 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Learning to Say No: Setting Boundaries When Living with Migraine

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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