INFOGRAPHIC: The Economic Impact of Migraines Will Leave you Speechless


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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”

The 2014 Hemiplegic Migraine Studies Report

Hemiplegic Migraine Studies Report

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 speech, and paralysis on one half of her body. Her roommate returns to find her experiencing stroke-like symptoms and calls for an ambulance. Hours later, she reveals something shocking: She has been experiencing these symptoms since childhood – all caused by a rare form of migraine known as hemiplegic migraine.

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3 Relaxation Tools For Migraine Attack Fears

3 Relaxation Tools To Fight Migraine Attack Fears
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. With her history of debilitating migraine symptoms, she worries that her vacation will be ruined. She panics; and her trepidations force her to consider cancelling the vacation altogether.

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5 Benefits to Using A Migraine Diary

Migraine Diary

A migraine is a chronic neurological disorder that causes severe pain on one or both sides of the head. It is often accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. Some people who suffer from migraines experience a visual disturbance or warning, called an aura, shortly before chronic migraine symptoms occur. Migraines can seem to come out of nowhere, but many are triggered by an event, stress, food or beverage, hormones, weather, or other environmental conditions. Continue reading “5 Benefits to Using A Migraine Diary”

Five Signs Your Child Has Abdominal Migraines

Abdominal Migraines

For parents, there is little worse than watching your child suffer from pain that cannot be quantified in any substantial way. For nearly 2% of children, abdominal pain has been attributed to what is referred to as abdominal migraines. This condition is a variant of migraine pain that is felt in the abdomen instead of the cranium and has yet to gain significant attention.  Continue reading “Five Signs Your Child Has Abdominal Migraines”