Achy Smile | Erica Carrasco

Patient Leader

Erica Carrasco is a migraine blogger from Midland, Texas, now living in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She helps her husband, Stephen, raise their two teens, Marissa and Noah, through a life with chronic pain and neurological symptoms. Their daughter, who also lives with migraine disease, is a Freshman in college learning how to thrive with Erica at her side. In late January 2018, Erica shared the stage with prominent women in the health industry and talked about her life with migraine at BlogHer, an annual blogger conference for women. With a candid and open dialogue, Erica is shining a light on a life with migraine with her husband as they tell their story. Together they discuss what their family life is like and how important advocacy is to the migraine community. Achy Smile is a partner of the American Migraine Foundation.


Fayetteville, NC


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She has reached out to me and is guiding me through her support and informative blogs. As a man with chronic migraines I have never had a person ask from a mans perspective how migraine is perceived and experienced she has committed to help and support me and I am grateful . She is truly a advocate for others!  — Arthur

Erica Carrasco runs her blog and also has a wonderful Migraine store for which shirts Advo kits hats and more can be purchased raising awareness. Erica also has a Migraine support group on Facebook bringing the migraine community together kike one big happy family. I love her work thanks Erica for being awesome.-Judy-The United Advocate.  — Judith

Achy Smile | Erica Carrasco

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