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The Alexandria Papers
The Alexandria Papers Newsletter
By Dr. Alexandria Szeman  • Issue #9 • View online
I’ve been taking anti-seizure medication for my hemiplegic migraine for the last few years, and it’s helped reduce the migraine-related seizures and the migraine attacks themselves. Unless I forget to take one of the pills. Or if I’m even a few hours late taking one. That’s what happened this week. I was helping someone with a chat on Twitter (I greet everyone who comes), and I was four hours late taking the medicine. The sudden onset of a migraine is what made me realize I’d forgotten. Oy, vey…
When I was younger, everyone — family, doctors, specialists — told me that the migraine disorder would get better or completely disappear as I got older. Instead, mine have gotten much worse. Migraine disorder runs in the family, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse often have migraine. That means, either way, I seem to have gotten migraine from my family. My great-grandmother Hirsch suffered from severe attacks all her life, so hers certainly didn’t improve or miraculously heal as she aged.
I didn’t get much done this week because of the migraine, and I’m lying in bed as I write this to you, typing on my iPad Pro. I listened to audiobooks most of the week, but I did read a few good articles that I wanted to share with you.
As always, the best place to reach me is Twitter, but you can also contact me via my blog/website: The Alexandria PapersI’m on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram, too, but not as often as I’m on Twitter (I’m there every day). Talk to you next week.

How to Show Up Intentionally and Lovingly in Difficult Situations | Mindful
Your Guide to the Best Ice Pack for Headache and Migraine | Migraine Again
Trauma and Sexual Abuse
We Have to Talk About Childhood Trauma and Chronic Illness | Healthline
Mental Health
These Incredible Mental Health Podcasts Will Help You Navigate Tough Times | Prevention
Female Furor: 10 Books by Women for Women | MarieFranceAsia
Cooking and Baking
23 Best Baking Tips of All Time | Eat This Not That
My Books Alexandria Constantinova Szeman: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Alexandria shares articles on Mindfulness, Migraine, Trauma & Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mental Health, Books, and Cooking & Baking.

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