meHi, I’m Chelsea. I’m one of the 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines. Since the age of 6, I have lived with this debilitating invisible illness that those of us suffers know is more than a “headache.”

I am also a cancer survivor. Sadly, when comparing cancer to migraines–the migraines win in the “which has been harder to deal with” category. I have found myself in bed for weeks, worried about holding a job, finishing school, dating, letting friends and family down, and also worried will this be the migraine that completely drains my brain.

At the age of 27, I have tried it all–acupuncture, vitamins, diet, topamax (dopamax), other various off-label medicines, botox, triptans–some things work, some things have made me question if life was worth living.

However, I have recently in the past year began to improve my condition by not letting migraines overrun my life. While I still get migraines, the frequency has improved as well as my outlook on life.

I hope to bring more visibility to this neurological through my posts of being a millennial who is dating, working, traveling and trying to enjoy a drink or two and juggling my migraines.   Just like migraines are more than “just a headache,” I am more than just a migraine sufferer.

You can also follow me on instagram: @chelsmichelle7