Panelist: Melissa Lipani
Episodes in which Melissa Lipani appears
Melissa Lipani is a rock climber living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She began experiencing retinal migraine aura (manifested as episodes in which she would lose her vision for up to ten minutes in her right eye) without accompanying headaches when she was a teenager. Later in her twenties she began experiencing regular, often debilitating migraine headaches. As a sponsored athlete for climbing companies Five Ten and Revolution, she leads a healthy and active lifestyle and has learned to try to recognize the triggers and utilize effective treatments for her headaches so that she can continue traveling, training, working in the outdoor industry, and climbing at a high level without disruption.