Tools & Resources

Migraine Links, Tools & resources

Surviving and thriving with migraines is a big effort and you can’t do it alone. Here are some of my favourite tools, resources and links from around the globe.

Tools

  • Migraine Diary – I use MigrainePal which I’ve built in collaboration with the Brain Foundation & Headache Australia to help migraineurs better manage their condition.
  • Meditation & Breathing  – MyCalmBeat is a free and simple app that helps you control and regulate your breathing. If your mind races at night – try a couple sessions with this!
  • Sleep tracking – Sleep Cycle for iOS or SleepBot for Android. What gets measured gets improved. I have a strange obsession in tracking my sleep because sleep is so important for migraines. Sleep Cycle makes it easy for me.
  • Diet tracking- MyFitnessPal – is probably the best and certainly the biggest diet tracking app in the world. It’s helpful to keep track of what you’re eating and even look back at potential trigger foods.

Links

Global

  • World Headache Alliance: founded to reduce the burden of headache disorders globally by sharing information amongst headache organisations and improving headache awareness. (http://www.w-h-a.org)
  • World Health Organisation: the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations.  (http://www.who.int/en/)
  • International Headache Society:  this is a widely recognised body of international professionals working together for the benefit of those suffering from headache disorders (http://www.ihs-headache.org/frame_non_members.asp)
  • Lifting the Burden: a global campaign against headache. Established for migraine relief that is closely associated with the World Health Organization and the World Health Alliance. (http://www.l-t-b.org)

USA

 UK & Europe

Canada

  • Canadian Headache Society & Headache Network Canada: joint website to provide educational services, raise awareness, assist the medical profession and work with government. (http://headachenetwork.ca)
  • Neurological Health Charities Canada (http://www.mybrainmatters.ca)

Australia

  • Headache Australia: a non-profit organisation which supports those affected by headache and migraine. Objectives including raising funds, public awareness, education programs, growing the national headache register and promoting research. (http://headacheaustralia.org.au)

 


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