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Danielle Newport Fancher

Danielle Newport Fancher is a writer and chronic migraineur who lives and works in Manhattan. She’s sick of the stigma that a migraine is “just a headache” and she’s made it her mission to change that perception.

Overview

Living With Condition
14 Years
Published
22 Articles
Location
Manhattan, New York

Introduction

Danielle Newport Fancher is a writer, migraine advocate and author of 10: A Memoir of Migraine SurvivalShe’s sick of the stigma that a migraine is “just a headache” and she’s made it her mission to change that perception. Fancher attended Skidmore College, where she received her BS degree in Management and Business. She currently lives in Manhattan and, in her spare time, can be found writing at her favorite coffee shop in Gramercy. Follow her on InstagramTwitter and Facebook @MigraineWriter.

A brief history with the condition

"I’ve had migraines for the past fourteen years – with ten of those years being chronic. My migraine brain continues to stump my doctors, some of the best neurology and migraine specialists in the country. For many years, I have proactively done everything possible to beat migraine brain with little success.  My efforts range from treatment at a specialized in-patient neurological center to quitting my job to live on the beach in Costa Rica because I lost all hope of a migraine-free life."

Published Articles

My First Migraine — and What I’ve Learned Since
3 mins
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Danielle Fancher

My First Migraine — and What I’ve Learned Since

How I Keep Moving Despite Chronic Migraine
3 mins
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Danielle Fancher

How I Keep Moving Despite Chronic Migraine

Working with Chronic Migraine
5 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Working with Chronic Migraine

Migraine Moments: Laughing Through the Pain
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Migraine Moments: Laughing Through the Pain

Traveling with Migraine: Know Before You Go
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Traveling with Migraine: Know Before You Go

Love and Pain: Dating with Migraine
3 mins
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Danielle Fancher

Love and Pain: Dating with Migraine

How Weather Changes Affect My Migraine
2 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

How Weather Changes Affect My Migraine

5 Surprising Things That Make My Migraine Attacks Worse
4 mins
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Danielle Fancher

5 Surprising Things That Make My Migraine Attacks Worse

Dealing with Anger and Frustration When You’re in Constant Pain
4 mins
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Danielle Fancher

Dealing with Anger and Frustration When You’re in Constant Pain

My Migraine-Friendly Food Swaps
5 mins
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Danielle Fancher

My Migraine-Friendly Food Swaps

Managing Life On Low Energy With Chronic Migraine
5 mins
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Danielle Fancher

Managing Life On Low Energy With Chronic Migraine

Living with Chronic Migraine: 7 Phrases to Remove from Your Inner Dialogue
3 mins
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Danielle Fancher

Living with Chronic Migraine: 7 Phrases to Remove from Your Inner Dialogue

8 Skills You Need to Manage Chronic Migraine
4 mins
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Danielle Fancher

8 Skills You Need to Manage Chronic Migraine

A Real Week With Chronic Migraine
5 mins
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Danielle Fancher

A Real Week With Chronic Migraine

Three Times I’ve Hidden My Migraine from Others
7 mins
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Danielle Fancher

Three Times I’ve Hidden My Migraine from Others

I Ran Away from Migraine — And My Life
5 mins
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Danielle Fancher

I Ran Away from Migraine — And My Life

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