Sarah Rathsack has lived with migraine since age 5 and has been chronic for over 10 years.
"I started having migraines at age 5, but was not diagnosed until I entered middle school, when hormones began to play a factor in my migraines. I was episodic (less than 15 migraines a month) for many years, and during that time discovered many triggers like weather, foods, hydration, physical exertion, noise, sound and sleep. After college, my episodic migraines became chronic and daily. The stress of adulthood and my job working in special education changed my life and brain.
My migraines continued through both of my pregnancies and were very complicated and constant during this time. After starting my family, I became a stay-at-home mom and started my blog. Through blogging and sharing personal stories of my journey, my life has changed drastically. I have become a health advocate, raising funds for research and support for migraine and headache disorders, sharing important information, reviewing products, and shedding light on how migraine is more than a headache.
I now teach preschool along with writing and live my life looking for the silver lining. Influencing the next generation is important to me, as is making each of my readers feel a bit better every time they engage with my blog. Each day I wake up grateful and inspired to find accessible help for myself and everyone living with migraine disease. My journey is still in progress, in spite of the pain."
UK/MED/18/0284 October 2019