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My n=1 Quest to Live Headache-Free

August 29, 2011

I started getting headaches as a teenager, and migraines when my first daughter was born 9 years ago. I’m 34 now, so that’s about 20 years of some kind of regular head pain, and who knows how many ibuprofen pills popped. When I started seriously self-quantifying a couple of years ago, pain was high on…

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Stop the Pain! Self-Tracking Migraines and a Live Research Study

April 28, 2009

A common question people ask me is, “Why do you track yourself?” The primary answer, for anyone living with chronic pain, is simple — to help reduce the pain. Migraine, for example, is a chronic condition where self-tracking can have a positive effect. According to the National Headache Foundation, migraine affects 13% of the US…