Migraines currently affect over 35 million Americans. That being said, it’s shocking how many questions still remain unanswered about what causes an attack and how to treat the source rather than mask the symptoms. Sadly, there is no guarantee those who suffer from migraines will even get a correct diagnosis. Continue reading “10 Common Misconceptions About Migraine Relief”
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”
From the Norwegian Nord-Trøndelag Health Survey (HUNT) study making connections between religion and migraines to the $1 billion dollar report on braind scans, March was an eventful time for the migraine and headache community.
Continue reading “This Month In Migraine News: Religion, ICHD-III & $1 Billion In Brain Scans”
Americans miss almost 113 million days of work each year due to migraine attacks. For those actively seeking treatment, prescription drugs, injections and other invasive methods only add to the stress and misery of the condition.
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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 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.
Continue reading “The 2014 Hemiplegic Migraine Studies Report”
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.
Continue reading “3 Relaxation Tools For Migraine Attack Fears”
Anyone who understands the true extent of migraine pain and how life altering chronic migraines can be has likely thought at least once about whether chronic episodes are changing their brain. This question has recently become the focus of the migraine community as new research suggests that the answer is yes. Continue reading “Are Chronic Migraines Changing My Brain?”