Friday, November 21, 2008

Migraine Truth, a New Blogger on the Scene

I've been a bit AWOL recently. Dealing with my own family and health issues. While I wasn't around, a new Migraine blogger has appeared on the scene. Arabella started a new blog she named Migraine Truth, she says "because I'm tired of misconceptions, misunderstandings and outright lies." Wow.

Arabella is taking on some of the sites and blogs many Migraine bloggers don't or won't. Why not? I can't speak for others, but I generally don't because I don't have time to deal with retaliation. I've seen what some of these people do when someone writes something about them, and it's something they don't like.

Great job, Arabella! I hope to see you around and blogging for a very, very long time.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Migraine Guide at About - a Good Thing?

One of the first really great Migraine and headache web sites I found when I turned to the internet for information several years ago was's About Headaches and Migraines. At that time, the "guide" on the site was Teri Robert. When she left the site in January of 2007, it was a sad time for me. I'd followed her work for several years by then; had read her stupendous book, "Living Well With Migraine Disease and Headaches;" had learned so much from her; and had come to count on her work for basic information and for new research explained in terms I could understand.

When I emailed her, she explained that she had left About for health reasons -- that she needed less stress and responsibility. Not too long after that, she started writing and providing support on the HealthCentral Network's There, a site producer covered some of the duties that had been Teri's responsibility at About, allowing her more time to write and provide support while other things were covered by the producer.

This evening, I discovered that someone has finally filled the job of guide on the site. A good thing for all of us who can use all the information we can get. Right? Well . . . at this point, I'm not too sure. The first thing I noticed is that Dr. Foley, the new guide, seems to lump headaches and Migraines into the word "headaches." In his bio, he says, "I spend my days treating primarily people in pain. Headaches are very common and many of my patients come seeking relief."

A good thing? Time will tell.