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  • Over the centuries, sexual activity has been reported to both ease migraine pain as well as to trigger headaches, but the effects depend on the patient—and the circumstances. Clearly, headaches and healthy sexual activity are something of an oxymoron. It’s practically impossible for anyone experiencing a migraine to feel interested in sex. Even after the attack, it takes most patients time to re...

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  • A preventive treatment has finally arrived that could change the life of many migraine sufferers. Around 2 percent of the global population experiences chronic migraine, which puts the condition among the top 10 causes of disability in the world. The new drug, Aimovig, is intended to help sufferers block the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) fragments from infusing the brain.

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  • Medical science is continually looking for new ways to prevent or treat migraine attacks. Statistics from government health studies show the prevalence of migraine has remained consistent over the years, affecting around 12 percent of the American population or 39 million people. Sufferers have several care options to choose from, ranging from pain management and lifestyle strategies to oral med...

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  • One thing most migraine sufferers know for certain is that a migraine is not “just a headache.” Even if your family or primary care physician recognizes that your headaches and other symptoms are indications of migraine attacks, they may not be fully equipped to treat and manage your condition effectively. Here’s how to determine when it’s time to see a migraine specialist, and what type of spec...

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  • Seasonal changes in the weather and environment can have a devastating effect on migraine sufferers, and spring is often one of the worst culprits. The changes may be subtle shifts that don’t affect everyone, but watching out for them can be helpful for anyone trying to manage migraines preemptively. Studies show 63% of migraine patients are aware of seasonal differences in their attacks, and r...

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  • Scheduling an appointment with a new doctor about your migraines can be stressful, particularly if you’ve been going to your family physician for years. You know you’ll have to go through your entire medical history, give details of your migraine attacks and answer what feels like a million personal questions. Chances are good that you’ll leave the appointment having forgotten to raise some imp...

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  • Statistics from the Migraine Research Foundation show companies in the U.S. lose more than $13 billion each year due to employee migraines, thanks to 113 million lost work days. For sufferers, developing a headache during work isn’t only inconvenient, it can be harmful to your job security and affect your income. It's crucial to find ways of treating migraines that attack at work, to reduce your...

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  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a testing procedure used all around the world to capture detailed images of tissues and organs inside the body or head. One of the uniquely-useful attributes of the MRI test is its ability to produce clear pictures of the brain, without using radio-active x-rays. The test is performed using a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to compile and distribute t...

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  • For centuries reading has been both an escape and an education. Just because some of it takes place electronically now doesn’t change that, and if you’re considering migraine surgery it’s important to gather as much information as possible before you take the next step. We’ve put together a list of great resources and summaries for you to digest as you plan the future of your treatment.

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  • Nobody wants their health to be held hostage to finances, but the fact is migraine treatments can be costly. Millions of Americans currently don’t have health insurance, while millions of others have inadequate insurance or exclusions based on pre-existing conditions. Often, it’s worth it to find a way to pay for treatments, because reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks can en...

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  • So you’ve tried everything without success, and your migraine attacks have reached the point you simply can’t handle them any longer. Your physician has suggested you consider migraine surgery, but it’s a big step and you aren’t sure it carries enough benefit to make it worth the risk. Scheduling a surgery consult is your first step towards a new reality, but it’s essential you get answers to al...

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  • Finding a cure for migraines is the dream of 37 million Americans who suffer regularly from these painful headaches. As one of humankind’s oldest afflictions, it dates back to the ancient Egyptians and 1200 BC. In 400 BC Hippocrates described migraine with aura and first recorded the relief sufferers could feel after vomiting. It took another 600 years, however, before Aretaeus of Cappadocia des...

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  • Nausea and vomiting are very common during a migraine attack, with studies showing close to three-quarters of patients experience vomiting and almost 95% feel nauseous. One reason for this is that while a migraine attack begins in the brain, it causes changes in the brain stem and affects the central nervous system, too. Neurologists believe this could be the source of the headache pain, as well...

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  • Living with chronic migraine is difficult enough for adults, but it’s even harder for young people. Teens whose parents don’t know what it’s like to experience the blinding headaches and other symptoms often have a tough time getting them to understand why you don’t want to do all the typical teenage activities. Interestingly, there are whole threads on Reddit devoted to helping teens explain to...

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  • Most of us can’t imagine our life without a smart phone. It’s now become such an integral part of our daily routines that trying to do without one would be like losing an arm or a leg. We socialize, manage our money, grocery shop and arrange professional calendars all via apps on the phone. And that’s before we even start filling in those boredom moments with amusing videos and games.

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  • When you have to deal with a long-term medical condition such as recurring migraine pain, you might find yourself in a dilemma regarding paying for treatments. On one hand, you have the ongoing expense of costs for migraine medication, and on the other the potentially big, upfront cost of surgery. Surgery may or may not reduce your monthly bills for pain meds, but finding a solution to the dilem...

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  • Finding an effective medical treatment for your migraine attacks is a blessing, but if it’s medication-based it could be a two-edged sword. Many migraineurs get temporary relief from headaches through a variety of therapies, including preventive medications such as triptans, ergotamine and caffeine combination drugs, opioids, glucocorticoids and over-the-counter painkillers. Many of these medica...

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  • A number of medical conditions have confusion or “brain fog” as a symptom or side effect, including migraines. Acute confusional migraines, known as ACMs, are still in the early stage of medical research, and only a small number of cases can be found for study purposes. These typically affect children and teenagers, but you don’t have to have an actual ACM to experience confusion.  

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  • For the millions of people who suffer from chronic daily migraine, finding relief is a priority. Often, the search for a solution leads them to choose migraine surgery. While several different types of migraine surgery are available, the option chosen most often is surgical nerve decompression, which releases the specific nerve that is trapped and gives the patient much-needed relief from the at...

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  • With preparations for Christmas now in full swing, don’t let shopping for gifts and putting up decorations keep you so busy you don’t have time to take care of yourself. For migraine sufferers, the holidays can be a particularly challenging time, with so many triggers present it’s hard to avoid them all. With some advance planning, however, you may be able to enjoy your family time and prevent t...

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  • "I can see clearly now the (mig)rain(e) is gone," sang Johnny Nash back in the day, and many migraine patients will no doubt agree with him. That's especially true for sufferers who experience visual disturbances during an attack. While a classic migraine accompanied by lights and patterns is usually a regular migraine with aura, many patients also develop other visual symptoms before, during or...

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