Hey, I'm Jo. I'm a yoga teacher and a mum of two boys, living in Sydney.
I've been living with migraine for a number of years now and whilst I still find it challenging when a migraine attack comes on, I am now more prepared to deal with it. I have been working with my neurologist on a treatment and management plan that works for me which helps lessen the severity and number of attacks I get per month.
If you are living with migraine and not satisfied with your management plan, go back to your doctor to discuss other options. You don't have to endure it in silence.
I hope my story can help others who might be out there living with migraine and just 'putting up with it'. Go do something about it and get the right help and plan in place so you can better live your life!
Migraine Podcast Series
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Find a Doctor Who Specialises in Migraine
If you don't currently have a doctor to help manage your migraine disorder, don't endure it in silence! Make sure you visit the ANZ Headache Society to find a directory of neurologists and doctors who specialise in migraine and can help you with a management and treatment plan.
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Medicine X Story
Working as a medical doctor, I realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. There’s a disconnect between the language that healthcare providers use, and what many individuals understand. This can make you feel anxious at what is often a very difficult time in your life.
We believe there is a better way. We believe all people, regardless of age, gender, culture or condition, should have access to medical information they can understand! Everyone should feel informed and empowered, in order to engage with their healthcare providers and be involved in making medical decisions.
This is why MEDICINE X was created.
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, MEDICINE X
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