The salacious summer sun has finally arrived and with it, a slew of outdoor activities! But for chronic migraine syndrome sufferers, the climate shift from cold to hot means you need to be extra mindful of episode triggers. Continue reading “Summertime Sadness: Dehydration Is A Migraine Trigger”
Migraines are a chronic condition accompanied by throbbing head pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. Symptoms can last a few hours or a few days and affect nearly 37 million people in America, making the condition the 19th most common reason for disability. Continue reading “INFOGRAPHIC: The Economic Impact of Migraines Will Leave you Speechless”
A recent study conducted by the University of Toronto is shedding new light on the prevalence of depression in chronic migraine syndrome patients. According to the research, depression is twice as likely in patients who also experience chronic migraine pain, a relationship that does not exist with other forms of chronic pain. The question everyone is asking is – why migraines? Continue reading “Why So Many Chronic Migraine Patients Suffer From Depression”
Silent brain injuries, also referred to as ischemic silent brain infarctions or silent strokes, are brain injuries that show no symptoms and are presumably caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to necessary brain tissue. These injuries increase an individuals risk of stroke in the future. Continue reading “Migraine Research: Are Older Migraine Sufferers At Risk For Silent Brain Injury?”
Here’s a shocking statistic: Nearly 36 million people in the United States suffer from migraines and of that 36 million, close to 42% are misdiagnosed as having sinus headaches. Continue reading “Migraine Mix Ups: Sinus Headache & Sinus Migraine”
It looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie; however, the gadget is anything but a figment of imagination. It’s called the Cefaly device and since the FDA’s approval of its use for migraine treatment, the super sleek tiara-like apparatus has been taking the migraine community by storm. Continue reading “Chronic Migraines & The Cefaly Device”
High on the list of chart-topping stressors is losing your job. Whether you’ve already lost it or sense that the conversation is impending, it doesn’t take long for anxiety to kick in, sending your stress meter into a frenzy. Continue reading “Why The Ultimate Migraine Trigger Might Be Job Loss”
A new job is reason to celebrate! But for those suffering from chronic migraine syndrome, the transition from a familiar environment full of people who understand your condition to one full of uncertainty can be daunting. To ensure that you are able to successfully adjust to your new routine, we’ve compiled some tips to help you get settled.
Continue reading “7 Tips For Chronic Migraine Sufferers Starting A New Job”
As a migraine sufferer, have you ever felt frequent pain or aching near your jaw or ear and wondered what it was and whether it related to your recurrent migraine episodes? Do you find it difficult or uncomfortable to chew or do you have trouble opening and closing your mouth sometimes?
Continue reading “Is My TMJ Making My Migraine Symptoms Worse?”
A basilar migraine, also known as basilar-type migraine (BTM), is a subtype of migraine with aura symptoms originating from the brainstem or the simultaneous involvement of both hemispheres. This type of migraine is also referred to as basilar artery migraine, Bickerstaff syndrome, vertebrobasilar migraine and brainstem migraine.
Continue reading “The 2014 Basilar Migraine Studies Report”