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Ellen S
Patient Educator/Advocate and Writer
Interests: Migraine, Autoimmunity, Dystonia, thyroid disorders, chronic pain, emergency response, art, animal rescue
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People eager to converge with world renowned Migraine and Headache specialists, researchers, fellow patients, loved ones and caregivers at AHMA’s very first patient conference, are excitedly making travel plans. Hopefully you’re one of them! Important reminder to all AHMA members and scholarship recipients: We have retained a block of rooms for those wishing to stay in the Hampton Inn Phoenix-Biltmore nearby. These rooms come with a special rate for AHMA members and conference registrants and their families. The deadline for the special rates is this Saturday, November 2, 2013. Additional conference information is available here. Some members planning to attend the conference may be interested in finding a travel companion or sharing a room with another conference attendee. If you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Easing Headache and Migraine
I included some tips you probably have never heard of before, but are great for Migraineurs: http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2013/06/pretty-woman-with-migraine.html
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There are different meanings to *alone* http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2013/06/migraine-challenge-carousel.html
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Just keep swimming - with an elephant? http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2013/06/finding-nemo-with-migraine-and-chronic.html
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A list that might surprise you: http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2013/06/migraine-and-hunger-games.html
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I'm so lucky I get to see my hero every day: http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2013/06/x-men-and-chronic-migraine-heroes.html
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Part III of MAPPing Migraines: Migraine Awareness Plan and Pack supplies information and suggestions for putting together a Migraine survival bag for kids. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Easing Headache and Migraine
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Patience pays off when a groundbreaking patient organization is finally launched Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at inspiration, strength, hope
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Learn how you can help this new and unique patient organization. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Headache Disorder Awareness
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Learn how you can get involved with the new AHS patient group The American Headache and Migraine Association Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Headache Disorders Blog Network
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Patience pays off when a groundbreaking patient organization is finally launched Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at inspiration, strength, hope
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One pervasive myth about Migraines is that you can't possibly have Migraines or headache every day, or more days than not. Learn the truth about chronic Migraines in this ACHE Tuesday article. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at AHS ACHE Blog
Ellen S is now following Jaime M. Sanders
Aug 22, 2012
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Patient advocate Ellen Schnakenberg comments on a Wall Street Journal article on CGRP, the current target of research for new Migraine treatments. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at AHS ACHE Blog
I can see why they might be interested in what is causing the headaches, physiologically speaking anyway. However, I am totally with you Nancy. Hand me that there iddy biddy 'ol prescription pad... QUIT WATCHING PORN. Oy. "That'll be $120, thank you!"
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I couldn't choose, so took an alternate post - "Carpe Diem, You Betcha!" and told about something miraculous that happened one night on my way to work at the Sheriff's office... http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2012/06/migraine-awareness-month-blogging_30.html
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A handful of ideas anyone can use http://migraine.com/blog/living-with-migraine/migraine-awareness-month-29-more-often-than-not/
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Based on a true story of compelling persistence: Changeling... http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2012/06/migraine-awareness-month-blogging_28.html
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Definitely in my heart <3 http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2012/06/migraine-awareness-month-blogging_27.html
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I posted twice for this one - one a good experience, and one a bad experience. Here is Two Weddings in a Week http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2012/06/migraine-awareness-month-blogging_22.html and here is The Game Changer http://migraine.com/blog/living-with-migraine/migraine-awareness-month-22-the-game-changer/
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http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2012/06/migraine-awareness-month-blogging_23.html
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I'm a little late as my iPad didn't want to cooperate, but here's my Genie post: http://migraineinterrupted.blogspot.com/2012/06/migraine-awareness-month-blogging_24.html
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My spin was to ask my daughter to write the letter herself. Hopefully it reminds others that our children still love us http://migraine.com/blog/living-with-migraine/migraine-awareness-month-25-through-my-childrens-eyes/?comments=#comments
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Surprisingly, only a few really know: http://www.puttingourheadstogether.com/2012/06/migraine-awareness-month-26-from-the-outside-looking-in.html
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Ellen talks about how her family and friends think about how she lives with Migraine disease Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Putting Our Heads Together