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Getting Rid of Morning Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 19, 2017

Migraines can be incredibly sensitive to triggers, and while it may seem counter-intuitive to wake up from a night’s rest with an excruciating headache, it could be a logical progression of circumstances that caused it. Fifty percent of all migraines occur between 4 am and 9 am, resulting in the majority of migraineurs waking up feeling tired, even if they don’t have a migraine.

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Are Migraines Different For Men?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 12, 2017

Women are more likely to get migraine headaches than men, and 75 percent of sufferers are female. Statistics from the Migraine Research Foundation show 17 percent of women experience migraines, compared with only 6 percent of men. Male patients do exist, however, although they are less likely to look for medical care. Even if they do, chances are good they won’t be diagnosed with migraine easily. This could be one of the reasons why middle-aged male migraine patients have a 42 percent higher...

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Can Magnesium Help Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 5, 2017

The human body is designed to make use of multiple essential minerals, and magnesium is a particularly important one. It’s necessary for regulating more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including muscle and nerve function, stabilizing blood pressure, supporting bone health and controlling blood glucose levels. Low magnesium levels have been linked to headaches, migraines, and other medical conditions. 

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Fireworks and Migraines: July 4th Survival Guide

By Migraine Relief Center on June 28, 2017

The annual fireworks and celebrations of July 4th are fast approaching. While it’s a happy time filled with family fun and carefree activities for most of the population, migraine sufferers may feel apprehensive about the occasion.

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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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