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Danielle Newport Fancher

Danielle Newport Fancher is a writer and chronic migraineur who lives and works in Manhattan. She’s sick of the stigma that a migraine is “just a headache” and she’s made it her mission to change that perception.

Overview

Living With Condition
15 Years
Published
32 Articles
Location
Manhattan, New York

Introduction

Danielle Newport Fancher is a writer, migraine advocate and author of 10: A Memoir of Migraine SurvivalShe’s sick of the stigma that a migraine is “just a headache” and she’s made it her mission to change that perception. Fancher attended Skidmore College, where she received her BS degree in Management and Business. She currently lives in Manhattan and, in her spare time, can be found writing at her favorite coffee shop in Gramercy. Follow her on InstagramTwitter and Facebook @MigraineWriter.

A brief history with the condition

"I’ve had migraines for the past fourteen years – with ten of those years being chronic. My migraine brain continues to stump my doctors, some of the best neurology and migraine specialists in the country. For many years, I have proactively done everything possible to beat migraine brain with little success.  My efforts range from treatment at a specialized in-patient neurological center to quitting my job to live on the beach in Costa Rica because I lost all hope of a migraine-free life."

Published Articles

Migraines at Work: How to Push Through the Pain — and When to Call It Quits
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Migraines at Work: How to Push Through the Pain — and When to Call It Quits

Why (and How) to Create Your Migraine “Elevator Pitch
3 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Why (and How) to Create Your Migraine “Elevator Pitch

Learning to Say No: Setting Boundaries When Living with Migraine
6 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Learning to Say No: Setting Boundaries When Living with Migraine

This Is My Migraine Care Team
3 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

This Is My Migraine Care Team

My Migraine Story Is 6 Words Long
3 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

My Migraine Story Is 6 Words Long

Navigating the ER with Migraine
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Navigating the ER with Migraine

Anatomy of a Migraine: Steps I Take at Each Phase
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Anatomy of a Migraine: Steps I Take at Each Phase

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Other Migraine Symptoms
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Other Migraine Symptoms

My Strange Migraine Warning Signs
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

My Strange Migraine Warning Signs

How Migraine Affects My Appetite
2 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

How Migraine Affects My Appetite

My First Migraine — and What I’ve Learned Since
3 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

My First Migraine — and What I’ve Learned Since

How I Keep Moving Despite Chronic Migraine
3 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

How I Keep Moving Despite Chronic Migraine

Working with Chronic Migraine
5 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Working with Chronic Migraine

Migraine Moments: Laughing Through the Pain
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Migraine Moments: Laughing Through the Pain

Traveling with Migraine: Know Before You Go
4 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Traveling with Migraine: Know Before You Go

Love and Pain: Dating with Migraine
3 mins
article
Danielle Fancher

Love and Pain: Dating with Migraine

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