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Jessica Goddard

A Perfect Storm Migraine Attack Revealed the Limits of My “Push Through the Pain” Philosophy

Telling myself I can handle everything suddenly meant I couldn’t handle anything

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Botox and Migraine: What You Need to Know

If you have chronic migraine disease, Botox might be able help alleviate your symptoms

Can Migraine Attacks Be Triggered Infographic

Can Migraine Attacks Be Triggered?

Not all migraine attacks are triggered, but certain things can kick-start an attack for some people

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Beyond the Physical: How MS Affects Your Life

While providers treat the physical symptoms of MS, many women living with the disease are left to handle its mental effects alone

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Breaking Barriers to Pain Treatment

Women in pain are less likely to be fully treated for their symptoms. More groups are working toward equity.

Most People Who Experience Migraine Are Women: Here’s What You Need to Know

Most People Who Experience Migraine Are Women: Here’s What You Need to Know

We don't fully understand what causes migraine, which means there is no absolute cure for the disease. Exploring the sex differences in migraine may help some women learn more about their symptoms and treatment options.

Managing the Workspace with Migraine: One Nurse’s Prescription for Managing Her Migraine Attacks

Managing the Workspace with Migraine: One Nurse’s Prescription for Managing Her Migraine Attacks

Roughly 85% of people who experience chronic migraine are women. It's important to learn your triggers and how to manage your migraine attacks.

How to Know If You’re Experiencing Migraine

How to Know If You’re Experiencing Migraine

A headache is different from a migraine attack. It's important to know the symptoms for migraine disease.

Suffering From Chronic Pain as a Black Woman

Suffering From Chronic Pain as a Black Woman

Bias can lead to disparities in diagnosis and treatment of Black women with chronic pain

How I Found New Relief With Migraine Disease

How I Found New Relief From Migraine Disease

I was plagued with migraine disease for decades and finally found relief with a new doctor, new diagnosis, new medication, and a new career.

Don't Lose Hope in Your Battle With Migraine

Don't Lose Hope in Your Battle With Migraine

By sharing my story, I want to encourage other people with migraine to not give up hope of finding relief for their migraine disease.

Chronic Migraines Nearly Cost Me My Life

I've Lived With Chronic Migraine Since Childhood

I lost my identity through my struggles and felt I had no purpose in life, but I turned my misery and suffering into a positive.

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My Migraines Made Me Miss Work, Until I Took Charge of My Triggers

Gail started advocating for herself by really understanding her triggers. Read her story.

Fast Facts on Migraines

Fact Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Migraine Disease

It’s hard to do anything while you’re having a migraine, but understanding what’s happening to you may help.

All Migraines Are Not the Same

All Migraines Are Not the Same

When it comes to length, intensity, and symptoms, migraines can vary drastically from person to person. Take a closer look.

Headache Products Worth Checking Out

Headache Products Worth Checking Out

You can't always know what's causing your headache or what to do about it, but here are some products that may provide relief from headache pain.

Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women

Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women

Opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, continue to harm women and families. Women are at greater risk for OUD because of biologic differences, and women also have higher rates of chronic pain.

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Science, Technology and Innovation Roundtable: Migraine Therapies in Women

HealthyWomen hosted a Science, Technology and Innovation Roundtable in Baltimore, MD to discuss Migraine Therapies in Women. Participants addressed women’s experience with current migraine treatments.

FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to Emgality, an injected medication that's the first to cut the frequency of cluster headaches.

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The Migraine Treatment You Don't—But Should—Know About

Learn more about non-drug migraine treatments that are now cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

I'm Letting Myself Shed Tears for My Pain, and That's Okay

I'm Letting Myself Shed Tears for My Pain, and That's Okay

It's been six years since my suicide attempt. And I'm letting myself shed tears about it now.

How I Learned to Better Managed My Migraines So I Could Take My Life Back

How I Discovered the Power to Control My Migraines and Take My Life Back

The truth behind living with migraines. How one woman found balance.

I Have Lived with Chronic Migraine for 38 Years

I Have Lived with Chronic Migraine for 38 Years

I am 40 years old and have lived with migraine attacks since my childhood. But it has not defeated me.

Foods That Can Make Your Headaches Worse


Foods That Can Make Your Headaches Worse

If you've just eaten and suddenly get a headache, you may want to keep a food diary and see if certain foods are causing your headaches.