I grew up in a huge football family.  Everyone in my family really loves football.

So when I was in first grade, I had the opportunity to go with my dad and his friends to Dan Marino’s last game as a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.  Needless to say, I was excited, and I had a great time.

But then, I ended up back on the way back from that game in a van full of my dad and his friends.  After the big game, I had a belly full of stadium food- nachos, hot dogs, pizza, all that good, greasy stuff.

I proceeded to have a debilitating migraine as we drove down the freeway.  If you suffer from migraines, you know that there’s a lot of symptoms associated with migraines other than head pain.  On top of the severe head pain, you also tend to get severe nausea and vomiting.

I was experiencing all of those symptoms at the same time, and I felt truly horrible.

As we were driving down the freeway, I projectile vomited inside this van with my dad and his friends.  I threw up all those nachos and hot dogs and stadium food because of that migraine.

My name’s Dr. Alicia, and I absolutely understand firsthand the migraine condition and the symptoms that are associated with it.  I’m driven to help others because I do truly understand.