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Healing Ocular Migraines: A Guide

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on June 21, 2017

The migraine condition is varied and complicated, with many different symptoms, triggers and levels of severity from patient to patient. It’s far more than simply ‘having a headache’, and the range of treatment options available is far wider than common over-the-counter pain killers.

Ocular migraines are one of the condition's complications or variants. These present a range of different symptoms that go beyond what most people associate with migraine.

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Could Physical Therapy Solve Your Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on June 14, 2017

Migraine headaches can greatly affect your quality of life, and finding a cure is often a long and difficult journey. There are as many different types of treatment for migraine as there are types of migraine itself.

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Can Migraines Cause Memory Loss?

By Migraine Relief Center on June 7, 2017

Migraines are a punishing condition in their simplest form, but when they are combined with other symptoms patients fare even worse. One such condition is memory loss, which people who suffer from frequent migraines sometimes also report. It's not absolutely clear, however, whether the memory loss is due to a migraine itself or to side effects from medication.

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Exploring BOTOX® for Tension Headaches

By Migraine Relief Center on May 31, 2017

Medical professionals have been effectively using BOTOX to treat migraine headaches since around the 1990s. To most people, this comes as a surprise, as BOTOX is more commonly known as a cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

The reason it also works for some migraine headaches is similar to the reasons it works to reduce signs of aging, and this result is now being extended to tension headache sufferers. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Migraines and Brain Fog

By Migraine Relief Center on May 24, 2017

As a migraineur, you’ve likely heard the term brain fog, and maybe you have even experienced the distressing symptoms. Brain fog is not a medical term, but it is a commonly used phrase describing a confused, unfocused state of mind. You’re forgetful, can’t get your thoughts in order or retain information.

It’s distressing and worrying, and can indicate some kind of imbalance. There may be several causes of migraine-related brain fog, from lifestyle to medication side effects or illness.

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What Happens to Dopamine Levels During a Migraine?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 17, 2017

Migraine headaches are a worldwide condition, affecting almost 15 percent of people. Patients suffer from severe head pain as well as a range of other symptoms, including sensitivity to light, nausea and anxiety. Sometimes, a migraine attack includes heightened sensitivity to environmental factors that typically don’t cause stimulation, one of which is changeable levels of dopamine. For migraine sufferers, this information could help increase understanding of the role of dopamine in migraine...

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Will Insurance Cover my Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 10, 2017

Although in an ideal world medical insurance companies would exist purely to make sure you can get all the meds you need at a price you can afford, it doesn’t always work that way. Most insurance companies are businesses. They flourish because they’re able to make a profit. Even the ones that run on a no-profit basis have to control expenses. This sometimes means certain drugs are not covered, or that cheaper alternatives are covered instead of the more expensive options.

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Can Meat Trigger Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 3, 2017

One of the first things migraine sufferers learn to do is recognize their triggers. These are events or circumstances that lead to migraine symptoms, and they may be either internal or external. Common internal triggers include emotional factors such as stress or lack of sleep, while external factors include noise levels, bright lights or even the weather.

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Does BOTOX for Migraines Hurt?

By Migraine Relief Center on April 26, 2017

Treating migraine with BOTOX® is different from treating wrinkles or having Botox for pain relieving purposes. The best person to administer Botox specifically for treating migraine is either a headache specialist or a neurologist who understands which muscle groups to target for migraine. The first person to speak to about this treatment is your doctor, as he or she will refer you to a qualified specialist.

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Everything You Need to Know About BOTOX for Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on April 19, 2017

Botox is commonly associated with cosmetic beauty treatments. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and gives a more youthful appearance to the skin. It is also an often recommended and successful medical treatment for some conditions, however, including chronic migraine. As far back as 2010, the FDA approved Botox injections as a preventive treatment for migraine.

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