migraine symptoms

It has long been accepted that sleep disorders and migraines are closely related. Migraines can influence lack of sleep and just the same, lack of sleep can trigger a migraine, making the presence of a sleep disorder difficult to identify. 

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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.

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Migraines and computer-based careers – the ultimate catch 22. You can’t live with migraines but you can’t live without your job. What’s a migraineur to do? If your job requires that you spend majority of your day starring into the invasive glow of a computer monitor, you’ve likely felt the onset of migraine symptoms as a […]

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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 […]

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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? 

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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.

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A young college student sits crumpled in the floor of her dorm room. She is supposed to be in class, but cannot even bring herself to get dressed. She began experiencing visual field disturbances, nausea, and light sensitivity – all classic symptoms of migraine aura. But the symptoms quickly became more severe, causing confusion, slurred […]

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Pam started experiencing migraine symptoms a few years ago. While she’s under a doctor’s care, she finds herself stuck in bed several times a month. She has lost track of all the social and family events she’s had to miss. In fact, she recently noticed that several loved ones and friends have stopped making plans […]

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A mother breaks the news to her young daughter: she will not be in attendance for her daughter’s upcoming dance competition in a city six hours away. But it isn’t a demanding work schedule or family emergency keeping her away. Rather, it’s the fear of suffering a migraine on the trip. She notices a vague […]

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Imagine you are a manager interviewing an applicant for a new job. She is an Ivy League graduate ranked at the top of her class and on paper, seems like the perfect fit for your business. Suddenly in the middle of your otherwise normal interview, her speech turns to babbling and she can no longer […]

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