If you’re a migraineur, you must’ve been taking different types of pills to ease that throbbing pain. But have you ever tried a battery-operated patch or a high-tech headband to ensure some relief? Here, I’m digging deep into five wacky migraine treatments that have cropped up in the recent years. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) It’s a portable device that … [Read more...] about Weird Migraine Remedies that Promise some Relief
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Many independent studies point to milk as the biggest migraine trigger. Check these research links ( 1, 2, 3). Around 75 percent people become migraine free once they eliminate milk from their diet. A study found that around 75 percent of migraineurs become migraine free when they eliminate just milk from their diet. Around 6 months after this study, 9 migrianeurs … [Read more...] about Why Migraineurs should say NO to Milk?
While researchers and doctors around the world work tirelessly to learn and discover more about migraine headaches, there are still many widely-held myths about this chronic brain disorder. At the minimum, these myths can be demoralizing or harmful for the patients who are interested in a good care and treatment. Even worse, they can even foster perpetuate false information and … [Read more...] about Here’s The List Of Top Migraine Myths
According to WHO, around 54 percent of adults around the globe suffer from at least two headaches in any given year. Tension and migraine headaches are most common types of headaches. Tension headaches are triggered by muscle tension or stress in the head and the neck. Applying some pressure on specific points around the neck or head can definitely help relieve the symptoms. … [Read more...] about Important Pressure Points for Migraines and Tension Headaches
Do bright piercing lights around you make your eyes squint painfully, and trigger migraines? Photophobia, also called light sensitivity, is a common migraine symptom, but can also result from any life-threatening injury. I’m listing few reasons for non-ocular photophobia, including migraine. What is photophobia? Well, let me clear, photophobia is not about any fear of … [Read more...] about Migraines with Photophobia…You Can Handle Them
Did you know that if you get migraines at work, there is a possibility you may qualify for legal protection and disability benefits if you get fired from your job. Migraine headaches fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act, so you are eligible to receive compensation for any time missed from work. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) The Family and Medical … [Read more...] about Getting Migraines at Work- Can your Employer Fire you from your Job?
Abortive Medications Abortive medicines can help in aborting or stopping pain once it’s started if you can somehow catch it early (in the prodome stage). The most common therapies include Triptans that are of several different kinds. So there’s bit of hit and trial before you can find one that works for you. In fact, your doctor will advice if a change would be … [Read more...] about Is Surgery My Next Option When Abortive Medication Fails To Bring Some Relief from Migraine Pain?
Tension headaches are quite common in 83 percent of the population, according to a 2011 report of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Tension in the scalp and muscles of the neck can lead to these painful headaches. This may be either due to stress or holding of the head in just one position for too long, but sometimes sudden changes in brain chemicals can also lead to … [Read more...] about Easy Stretches for Quick Tension Headache Relief
Its commonly understood that excess pressure on nerves can trigger migraine headaches. Whether pressure is the main reason or maybe some secondary condition that may be responsible for the pain differs from patient to patient, but many find that relieving this pressure can help relieve both severity and frequency of migraine headaches. The trigeminal nerve plays an … [Read more...] about Septoplasty Can Reduce Migraine Attacks
Research shows that many migraineurs have much higher level of bacteria is involved in processing nitrates in their gut, and this could be the reason why some foods act as migraine triggers. These findings are important and raise possibility that sometimes migraines may be triggered when nitrates in the food are being broken down in a more efficient way, the blood vessels in … [Read more...] about Gut Bacteria Could Also Be The Reason For Your Migraine, Study Suggests
Migraines are disabling for all those who suffer frequent attacks. They are normally one sided, caused intensive pain, vomiting and all those who get an attack prefer to stay in a dark room until recovery. More women are affected than men by a margin of 4 to 1. Frequency of migraines may vary. Some may suffer monthly attacks, mostly associated with menses, while others may … [Read more...] about Your Migraine Headaches Could Be Coming From Your Neck
Did you know that many migraineurs avoid treating their attacks with triptans (about 46% of the time) despite experiencing significantly more disability when they avoid taking triptans than when they do. This finding was presented at the American Headache Society conference held in June 2017, and is probably not a big news to me. Of course, many people suffering from recurring … [Read more...] about Why People Avoid Triptans for their Every Migraine Attack
Way back in 2006, the FDA issued a warning about regular use of triptans for migraine along with some antidepressants because there was a risk of serotonin syndrome. But what’s the exact risk? Is it high? Many new studies in the past few years suggest that this risk is very low, and thousands in the United States and Europe have been mixing their medications without adverse … [Read more...] about Serotonin syndrome- What’s the Actual Risk to Regular Triptan Users?
There are some foods from the nightshade family that can trigger migraine attacks. Popular and widely consumed vegetables like potatoes, eggplant, sweet peepers, tomatoes, paprika, hot peppers, and cayenne pepper are all part of the nightshade family of vegetables. Actually, more than 2,780 species of plants belong to this group. Many believe that migraine patients should try … [Read more...] about Is There Any Reason For Migraine Patients To Avoid Nightshade Vegetables?