Lindsay Patton-Carson

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Lindsay Patton-Carson writes The Monthly Migraine column for PhillyVoice. She is a former journalist and editor.

August 29, 2019

Adult Health

The Monthly Migraine: Turning pain into art

Alice Hackvaag's experiences with migraines inspired "Atrytone/Fixed," a two-play feature running Sept. 12-14 during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

July 18, 2019

Adult Health

The Monthly Migraine: How to support a loved one

This column is about all the ways you can support loved ones who live with migraines. Trust me, no gesture is too small for us. When we are shown the tiniest empathy, we soak it up. It doesn’t matter if the gesture is big or small, any sign of support will lift our mood and ensure that you are appreciated forever.

May 29, 2019

Adult Health

The Monthly Migraine: The state of migraine medications in 2019

Within the past year, however, migraine medication has evolved to focus on getting to the cause of migraines — changes in the brainstem and imbalances in brain chemicals are two hypotheses held by medical professionals. Medications have been introduced to manage the brain changes (specifically targeting the release of proteins that cause brain inflammation) and many of them are seeing successful results.

April 3, 2019

Wellness

Losing my religion led to a healthier outlook on life

Once a committed Christian, my current outlook on life is aligned with the You Only Live Once mentality – as much as I hate to admit it and reference an annoying meme. But, sigh, it’s true.

March 26, 2019

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: The storm before the storm

I’m no meteorologist, but I know immediately when a storm is 30 minutes away. I start getting a dull pain that evolves into a stinging sensation and may turn into an intense migraine attack.

February 6, 2019

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: Pregnancy with migraines

Every person struggles with migraine differently. This month, seven women relate how migraine comes into play with family planning – whether it’s planning pregnancy, dealing with migraine during pregnancy or the postpartum hormone changes that can affect the disease.

January 10, 2019

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: How migraines changed my relationship with words

I started noticing my trouble with words a few years ago. I’d be having a conversation or writing a piece when the word I want to use is just… not there. It's one side effect of migraines.

December 24, 2018

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: I qualified for the buzzy migraine injection

It happened! After yearning for the new “miracle” migraine drug, I was finally approved for monthly injections. So, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it took three trial-and-error rounds and two months of 14+ migraines to get to this point. But I’m here!

December 14, 2018

Adult Health

Is aluminum antiperspirant linked to breast cancer?

There have been a lot of claims on the internet, but how do you know which is credible and which one is not?

December 10, 2018

Adult Health

How to stay healthy during the holidays

We’ve compiled some best practices to incorporate into your wellness life during this time. Take these tips as guidelines and not rules – you shouldn’t feel pressured into doing it all.

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