It’s pretty amazing what people are capable of doing when they don’t have any other options.
I feel certain that my doctor did not prescribe me Topamax for its possible weight loss side effects, but that small mention stuck with me as the hardest to process, because it comes with the most baggage.

Mar 13, 2014 at 3:00pm | 230 comments


I read once migraines are a rare breed of neurological malady in that they can cause a sort of cognitive and physical meltdown, a total collapse and haywiring of the senses, without causing permanent disability.

Apr 4, 2013 at 6:00pm | 144 comments

birth control
I had my tubes tied because I never want to have kids, and because I don't want to worry that the political tides will shift against my child-free favor.
I speak quietly to the anthropomorphic blob of pain I'm so happy to have quelled for the moment: "Please please please just behave. At least until next Saturday."
Is it really that strange that, for no particular reason, I just don’t consume alcohol?

Dec 22, 2011 at 2:00pm | 0 comments

Headache-related nausea has caused me to barf in more bizarre public places than I care to name.
I (mostly) beat my lifelong battle against migraines.