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I'm Lauren, the girl with the headaches. I was diagnosed with both chronic migraines and chronic daily headache in 2010. I have been on a quest to find a cure to my debilitating, invisible illness ever since.
The idea to start a blog was not my own. Family, friends, and colleagues have seen me struggle with chronic pain for many years and have encouraged me to share my story.
In a world where social media encourages us to share only our successes, I am doing the opposite; Sharing my ugly, unfiltered truth.
This blog is everything I wish I had access to when I was first diagnosed with a chronic illness... and everything I've learned along the way. About headaches, rare disease, finding the right doctor, health insurance, the stigma of invisible illness, and so much more.
This is a story of chronic illness, but it is also a story of resilience. I hope my story helps others struggling with migraines, occipital neuralgia, chronic daily headaches, and so many other diseases.