6 Signs Your Symptoms Could Be Vestibular Migraine

Kelley NunnMy Migraine Blog

Signs Your Dizziness and Vertigo Symptoms Could Be Vestibular Migraine

Recent research suggests that between 1-3% of people suffer from vestibular migraine, an estimated 50% of which are currently undiagnosed or untreated. Despite its prevalence, vestibular migraine is notoriously difficult to diagnose; there is no test to determine whether or not someone suffers from a migraine disorder. Instead, there are a number of statements that will apply to a patient who is a candidate for the vestibular migraine diagnosis. … Read More

Adventuring at Forsythe NWR and Brigantine Island, NJ

Kelley NunnRecovery Big Year

Purple Sandpiper at the Brigantine Island Jetty, NJ - Recovery Big Year 2016

While wrapping up my 2015 Recovery Big Year, I created a map of all the locations I birded throughout 2014 and 2015, to compare my range between the two years. Something I noticed when reviewing these maps was how heavily I birded Pennsylvania and Delaware as opposed to Maryland or New Jersey. In 2016, I wanted to change that. So when Hannah Greenberg and I had a free Sunday, we decided to take a trip over to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey! … Read More

One Week, Two Nemesis Birds!

Kelley NunnRecovery Big Year

Barnacle Geese - Life Birds at FDR Park in Philadelphia - Recovery Big Year 2016

There are dozens of terms birders use to describe the addiction-hobby that is birding, of which ‘nemesis bird’ is one. A nemesis bird is one that eludes a birder despite multiple attempts to see it. In the past week, I’ve been fortunate enough to knock two long-time nemesis birds off my list: Barnacle Goose and Winter Wren. Barnacle Geese were nemesis birds, because as rare vagrants, they’re simply hard to find locally, but the fairly uncommon Winter Wren became a nemesis bird for far more personal reasons related to my struggle with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and vestibular migraine. … Read More

Must-Read Book for Migraine Sufferers: ‘Heal Your Headache’ by David Buchholz

Kelley NunnMy Migraine Blog

Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program by David Buchholz

The “Heal Your Headache” book is a must-read for anyone suffering from, or caring for someone with, a migraine disorder. Before reading this book, I struggled to understand how and why I needed to change my diet, exercise routine, sleep patterns, lifestyle, allergy management, and more to get my life back. But afterwards, I felt like I was back in control– I knew exactly what I needed to do to get better and why I had to do it. … Read More