Thriving with Multiple Chronic Illnesses

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Key Questions
  • Can you tell us about your first hemiplegic attack?
  • What happened after your diagnosis?
  • How did it affect your life at the time?
  • What are the telltale signs of a hemiplegic migraine attack?
  • What is the difference between the two main types of hemiplegic migraine?
  • Can genetic testing identify a certain type of hemiplegic migraine?
  • Are there specific treatments for people with hemiplegic migraine?
  • Is it common for people with hemiplegic migraine to have one of the more common migraine types, as well?
  • How is your migraine condition today? What do you do for it?
  • How did you get into health-advocacy work, and what was your journey to migraine advocacy in particular?
  • What is the American Migraine Foundation (AMF)?
  • What is AMF’s biggest challenge and opportunity?
  • How can people with migraine get involved with AMF?
Interview Notes

Find more about Nim Lalvani and her work here:

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Nim Lalvani

Executive Director
American Migraine Foundation, USA

Nim Lalvani is the current director of the American Migraine Foundation. She has worked in public health for more than 12 years with a focus in nonprofit and patient advocacy areas. Nim has worked with many organizations with various areas of focus over the years but migraine is personal to her, as she is a hemiplegic migraine warrior herself. Her work in patient advocacy focuses on helping patients find and utilize the right resources and tools when they need them the most.

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