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Katie, a 20-year-old college student, has suffered from migraines for several years. While Katie’s doctor recently prescribed her a new medication for migraine relief, Katie is worried about the possible side effects associated with migraine medications, including unknown long-term effects. Katie also worries about how she will afford her new medications. Are you, like Katie, […]

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Imagine a mother that is preparing to leave home for a vacation with her family. She and her husband have worked hard all year to pay for a fun trip full of memories for them and their children. Suddenly, she is gripped with anxiety and uncertainty – she fears that a migraine attack is approaching. […]

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His eyes looked so bloodshot, they appeared to be on fire. It was then I knew he was about to have a severe migraine. John is a migraine sufferer. He sometimes misses out on time with friends and family because of the debilitating pain. While he recognizes his migraine symptoms once the headache sets in, his […]

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As she feels another attack coming on, Sarah reaches for her migraine diary to record her symptoms. When her doctor suggested she should keep track of her experiences in this little notebook, Sarah wasn’t quite sure it was worth the effort. In fact, she wondered whether or not she would even be able to write […]

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  You’ve waited for this all year; it’s the day of the family reunion. This is the one day of the year when all of your family members are in one place. Now it’s time to catch up on everyone’s latest news. You’ve spent a week planning, preparing food, choosing a new dress and getting […]

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The holidays are a special time of year meant for spending time with the ones you love. But plans for fun and merriment can be shattered in an instant by an unexpected migraine. As all migraine sufferers know, these are more than just headaches – they are debilitating episodes of pain that can steal away […]

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A cluster headache is a form of intense head pain that affects one side of the head or around one eye, often with tearing and redness of the eye and a stuffy or runny nose. Skin may be pale and sweaty, and the pain, which is usually described as an excruciating, often burning sensation, may spread to […]

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Refractory migraines – also known as intractable migraines – are chronic migraine headaches that do not respond to standard treatments. To be considered chronic, migraine symptoms must recur for 15 or more days per month. 

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Cluster headaches are recurrent headaches that take place over a specific period of time. During an episode, a person experiencing a cluster headache may experience one to three of these piercing headaches per day, although it is not unheard of to experience as many as eight of these headaches throughout the day.

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Migraine sufferers will leave no reasonable preventive or treatment option unexplored if it may hold hope of eliminating or preventing a migraine. One “alternative therapy” that has shown great promise in migraine treatment is biofeedback.

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