headache types

Many go through life migraine-free. But then, one night in middle age--bam! It’s like a screeching alarm clock through the brain. Whether you’re a lifelong migraineur or new to hypnic headaches, you can do something about your pain. When we talk about managing migraine pain, we usually mean how to numb or eliminate pain. Many [...]

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Do you know what the word refractory means? It’s from the latin word refractarius, meaning stubborn. It is typically used to describe things that are resistant--like the way an illness resists treatment, or a painful migraine resists resolution. It has to do with being difficult and unmanageable, making it an apt word for the migraine [...]

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How Photophobia is Making Your Migraines Worse Though there is no conclusive evidence that fluorescent lights trigger migraines, the color of light they emit has been shown to make migraines worse. In fact, what you think of as a fluorescent light migraine may actually be a reaction to blue light. If you’ve ever felt a […]

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Chronic daily headaches are not the name of a specific headache type, but rather a categorical name given to a variety of headache types.

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