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Lighting Adjustments to Help Your Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 30, 2016

We can't function without light, and yet for migraine sufferers bright light can trigger a headache that sends them scurrying to a dark room. Since all types of light can be hazardous to migraineurs, here are a few ways to control the light around you.

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Thanksgiving Migraine Triggers You Need to Know

By Migraine Relief Center on November 23, 2016

Fall should be a carefree time of year, what with family Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas parties and the splendor of nature at this time.

For migraine sufferers, though, fall is often more misery than marvel. All the things people love most about the season are the very things that can herald pain, seclusion, guilt and depression.

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The Migraine and Chronic Pain Bloggers You Should Follow

By Migraine Relief Center on November 18, 2016

The migraine and chronic pain community is one that lends support and strength to its members. Earlier this month, Migraine Relief Center asked our fans to submit their favorite migraine or chronic pain blogs so we could share them with our 30,000-strong community. 

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Can Shampoo Cause Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 16, 2016

Migraine sufferers quickly become acquainted with the notion of triggers, and learn to keep a migraine diary to track potential causes of their pain. Common triggers are a good starting point for the newly diagnosed, giving you not just a point of reference for your own migraine pattern, but also some reassurance that you’re not alone.

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Your Guide to Migraine Anxiety

By Migraine Relief Center on November 9, 2016

Trying to separate and sort through the connections between migraine and anxiety is a little like trying to determine the age-old conundrum about the chicken and the egg. Migraine and anxiety are closely linked, although scientific studies have yet to pin point exactly what’s going on in the body and brain to explain exactly why the two conditions often walk side by side.

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The Connection Between Wine and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 2, 2016

Does drinking wine give you a migraine? Alcohol is a common trigger for many migraine sufferers, with red wine often cited as a big culprit. Over the years, there has been plenty of study into the effects of alcohol on headache and migraine, with mixed results. Some even claim there is no statistical evidence of a relationship between drinking alcohol and getting a migraine attack. Despite this, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest the opposite.

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Can Halloween Candy Be a Migraine Trigger?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 26, 2016

Halloween usually means plenty of fun, dressing up and socializing. People are out on the streets, and there’s a special holiday atmosphere. But along with pumpkins and face paint, there’s a real threat to migraine sufferers: candy.

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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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