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Preparing for Winter Migraines: What Can You Do

By Migraine Relief Center on October 19, 2016

Changing seasons can be especially problematical for migraine sufferers. While many of us are sorry to see the end of summer and are not looking forward to shorter days and cooler temperatures, there are compensations. There is Christmas for instance, or winters sports, fall colors, and maybe even a touch of snow.

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What Are Abdominal Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 12, 2016

The concept of abdominal migraine seems strange to most people. Surely, migraine is a pain in the head and nothing to do with stomach ache? While this is true in most cases, we understand that migraine is a condition originating in the brain, which usually results in headache. And, similar physical conditions can sometimes trigger pain in the abdomen.

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Everything You Need to Know About Migraine Aura

By Migraine Relief Center on October 5, 2016

Around 20% of migraine sufferers experience aura warning signs before the onset of headache pain. Sometimes, taking prompt medication action when these signs occur can abort the pain completely, allowing normal activity to continue. Time windows vary, but migraine aura usually lasts between five minutes to an hour, with an average being around 20 minutes.

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The Connection Between Migraines and Other Chronic Illness

By Migraine Relief Center on September 28, 2016

Having frequent migraine headaches is bad enough, but a surprising number of sufferers also have other chronic illnesses to complicate matters and that add to their suffering. Sometimes, the illnesses are linked or have similar symptoms and causes. Recognizing both, and getting the correct diagnosis in all cases can help patients understand what’s happening to them, which leads to more effective coping strategies and pain management.

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Can Therapy Help with Your Migraine?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 21, 2016

There are dozens of different treatments available to those who suffer from migraines, ranging from various drug medications to surgical interventions.

For many, conventional treatments work well, but they don’t work for everyone. And even when treatments are working well there can be side effects that the patient would rather not have. For sufferers who find drugs don’t work, or those with other medical complications, the emotional upset of frequent drug or dose changes can leave migraineurs...

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Handling Your First Migraine: What You Need to Know

By Migraine Relief Center on September 14, 2016

The first time migraine hits can be a frightening experience. There is a whole army of migraineurs out there, with new sufferers being diagnosed every day. For all of them there was that dreadful, first time experience.

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Dealing with Fall Migraine Triggers

By Migraine Relief Center on September 7, 2016

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. There’s relief from summer heat, glorious colorful landscapes as the leaves start to turn, and plenty of fun festivals and holidays to look forward to.

Yes, fall can be wonderful… unless you also suffer from migraines. In which case it can herald the start of your seasonal migraines and just the thought of it can be enough to cause trepidation.

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Can Your Weight Influence Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 31, 2016

Obesity is such a common condition in the modern world that we tend to take it for granted. Most of us are carrying a few pounds more than we ideally should, with some of us having rather more than a few.

Links between weight and migraine are nothing new, but until now no studies have specifically examined whether being overweight is a contributing factor in episodic migraine.

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Dulling the Ache of Menstrual Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on August 24, 2016

It’s estimated 70 percent of women suffer from migraine headaches. Of those, 50 percent experience an increase in frequency and severity around the time of their periods.

The link between hormone levels and migraine is well established, so it’s not surprising the hormone disrupting nature of the menstrual cycle plays havoc with migraine.

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The Most Dangerous Migraine Myths

By Migraine Relief Center on August 17, 2016

Despite so many people around the world suffering from this debilitating and disabling disease (over 30 million in the US alone), migraine is still shrouded in myth and mystery. Some of the myths are purely ignorance based but which are relatively harmless. Others are potentially dangerous.

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