Who Am I?
My name is Kelley Nunn. I’m a graduate of Boston University, with a major in Biology specializing in Behavior & Evolutionary Ecology. In college, I studied parasitic syndromes and neurological bases for behavior in ants. I’m also wildly passionate about birds, and have been since spending 6 months in Ecuador in 2011.
In May of 2014, I was debilitated by a mystery illness, and was bed-ridden for 6 months before finally discovering an accurate diagnosis: vestibular migraine/migraine disorder. All in all, I spent about 10 months in bed until I began to recover in March of 2015. I had been going downhill health-wise for about 3 years, and consulted at least 30 doctors in that time period. The false diagnoses I received were almost comically varied, and included:
- Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus
- Soy, Lactose, and Gluten Intolerance
- Intestinal Parasite
- Lyme Disease
- Cerebellar Atrophy
- Movement Disorder
- Brain Infection
- Post-viral Neurologic Syndrome
For more about how I eventually found a diagnosis, read Finding A Diagnosis.
For a complete list of the vestibular migraine symptoms I experienced, read Symptoms of Vestibular Migraine.
I created My Migraine Brain as a means of raising awareness about vestibular migraine. My goal is to help others who are struggling with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS), vertigo, dizziness, and other symptoms of vestibular migraine to find a diagnosis and proper treatment. Once I was diagnosed, I was overwhelmed by the number of lifestyle changes I needed to make to help myself recover– mostly because I didn’t understand the reasoning behind the changes. So, I’ve spent hours and hours reading through the scientific research regarding vestibular migraine and migraine treatment, and will do my best to distill that information on this site.
If you have any questions or comments, please send me a message via the contact me form. I’d love to hear from you!