Beyond Guilt and Shame: One Woman’s Journey

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Key Questions
  • When did your migraine journey begin as a child?
  • What happened after your diagnosis?
  • What was it like having migraine in school?
  • How did your migraine condition change throughout the years?
  • Was it sudden or gradual?
  • What treatments have you been given?
  • As a wife and mother, how do you deal with the guilt that comes with not being able to fully function in these roles at times?
  • How did migraine eventually lead to fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety?
  • How did you cope with these comorbidities that often come with migraine disease?
  • What have you learned from a naturopath that you wouldn’t necessarily learn from a headache specialist or neurologist?
  • Has using a more holistic, naturopathic approach improved your health?
  • What led to your advocacy work, and what have you been working on in that area?
Interview Notes

Find more about Jaime Sanders and her work here:


Jaime Sanders

Patient Advocate, USA

Jaime Sanders is a patient advocate, blogger, and 40-year-old mom to three wonderful kids. She lives with chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety. Jaime has a popular blog called “The Migraine Diva,” which is her personal diary, platform for advocacy, and sounding board to readers to learn how chronic pain affects a person and a family. She is a member of the Coalition For Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP) and ‘The Headache & Migraine Policy Forum’ striving to advance public policy and practices in order to deliver improved treatments for headache and migraine patients. Jaime is also affiliated with the American Migraine Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing reliable information about diagnosis, treatment, and advancements in research.

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