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Focus on Prevention of Migraines

With a migraine attack, even the smallest movement of your little toe can seem to cause great pain. Migraines are famous for making activities like shaving, bathing, and even combing your hair hurt like heck! In reality, however, the pain is all in your head – literally. Shift in Focus Scientists are shifting their focus from treating migraine attacks to…read more →

Why and What of Complementary Migraine Treatments

Migraines are considered the worst type of headache. Fortunately, these severe headaches can be effectively managed with the right combination of medications, lifestyle changes, and complementary treatments. Of all these treatment options, the wide range of complementary treatments is gaining traction among migraine patients for good reasons. These options are natural (i.e., non-drug) and, thus, with less side effects and…read more →

Weather Triggers and Migraine Headaches

Have you noticed that many of your migraine headache attacks are related to weather conditions? This is not surprising – in a National Headache Foundation survey, 3 out of 4 respondents reported weather as one of their migraine triggers. Fortunately, while the weather is something that no ordinary mortal can control, you can still control the coping mechanisms. What Are…read more →

Triumphing Over the Stigma of Migraines

Migraines are neither infectious nor contagious diseases that can be passed from one person to the next by sharing breathing space, much less by physical contact like sex.  But many migraine sufferers experience feelings of shame or experience stigma from their health issue from many sources including their family, friends and co-workers, even from their healthcare providers.  Fortunately, such sense…read more →

Effective Parenting Tips for Migraine Sufferers

Migraines, sadly, can attack at the most inconvenient times for parents – when you are in the thick of household chores, in the middle of a parents-teachers meeting, and in the midst of birthday party preparations, for example. Juggling parenting responsibilities can be more difficult, to say the least, because the symptoms of migraine including the severe headache, nausea, and…read more →

Anti-headache Medicine Making Your Headaches Worse?

Anti-headache Medicine Making Your Headaches Worse? For many headache sufferers especially among Americans, the natural response to counteract a headache attack is to take one or two painkillers depending on the severity of the symptoms. When the pain comes back, then the next natural response is to take yet another dose of painkillers – and so the cycle continues. Unexpected…read more →

Preventing Migraines with Medications

Preventing Migraines with Medications Using over-the-counter and prescription medications to stop the excruciating pain associated with migraines is a common approach. But a new approach is slowly being adopted by doctors specializing in the treatment of headaches and migraines – using medications to prevent the onset of a migraine attack on the first place. In-direct Action on Migraines Most, if…read more →

Information About Vascular Headaches

Information About Vascular Headaches Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of underlying medical conditions like brain tumors, hypertension, and even eye-related issues. But headaches can also be health conditions on their own in the sense that there are no underlying illnesses and injuries resulting in the painful sensations (i.e., throbbing pain, dull pain, or right pressure) experienced by…read more →

Ten Ways to Identify Migraines

Ten Ways to Identify Migraines Migraines are arguably the most painful of all types of headaches because of their pulsating and throbbing pain often on just one side of the head, said pain of which can last for several hours, even days, on end. To add to the misery, the pain can be accompanied by vomiting, nausea and extreme sensitivity…read more →