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Build a Pain Relief Toolbox to Help Manage Your Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 18, 2020

The holidays are the busiest time of year for many. If you are a migraineur, it can be even more stressful. You don't have time for migraines, but the activity, stress, and changes in routine can exacerbate the chances of developing them.

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How to Deal With Dehydration Headaches

By Migraine Relief Center on November 11, 2020

In a study published in the journal Headache, 10% of respondents to a survey reported experiencing a dehydration headache. In a separate study, 24 out of 95 respondents considered dehydration a migraine trigger.

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Surviving the Holidays With Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on October 28, 2020

It seems like 2020 has been one giant migraine trigger, doesn't it? Now the holidays are coming, and that can be a significantly stressful time for migraineurs. The last quarter of the year is awash in preparing, spending, traveling, and other challenges; how can you hope to reach January unscathed?

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Does Green Light Therapy Work for Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 14, 2020

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, around 39 million Americans suffer from migraines. Globally, the number is over one billion. One common trigger for migraine sufferers is photophobia or light sensitivity.

Bright or flashing lights may trigger migraines, particularly in those susceptible to them. So it may surprise you to know that a form of light therapy may prove useful in reducing the number and severity of migraine attacks.

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Tips For Avoiding Migraine Triggers While Wearing A Mask

By Migraine Relief Center on September 24, 2020

Complaints of headaches and migraines are on the rise, but is mask wearing the cause? All the normal triggers for migraines are still with us, while the added stress of the pandemic can account for much of the rest. Still, there is no evidence that wearing a mask causes headaches or migraines, and there is also no evidence that people suffer from reduced oxygen while wearing a mask. 

You can safely follow guidelines for mask-wearing without worrying about increasing the frequency and severity...

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Can You Manage Migraines with Homeopathic Medicine?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 9, 2020

There are several reasons migraineurs choose to manage their migraines with homeopathic treatments instead of prescription or OTC medications. They may dislike the side effects, the prescriptions may be expensive, or they simply want to try what they feel is a more natural approach.

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Binaural Beats and Migraines: What You Need to Know

By Migraine Relief Center on August 27, 2020

Binaural beats are not a new phenomenon in the migraine world, but lately, the concept has gained steam. It's become more mainstream than its earlier 1970s and 1980s incarnation. 

You might see it referred to as BBT, binaural beat technology. Binaural beats are tones set to specific frequencies. These days you can get BBT through a streaming service, on MP3s, or through your smartphone.

The question of the day is whether binaural beats alleviate pain and anxiety. Specifically, will binaural...

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What Is a Migraine Cocktail?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 12, 2020

Sometimes, migraines don’t respond to single medications. Even if all your lifestyle choices support a migraine-free existence, your migraines can still overpower your go-to pharmaceutical or OTC pill. 

In those cases, your physician or migraine specialist may recommend a migraine cocktail. As with the liquid libations of that name, a migraine cocktail is made up of two or more medications that work in tandem to tame your head pain.

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Are Your New Glasses Giving You Headaches?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 22, 2020

Whether you’ve worn glasses since grade school or found yourself squinting after the age of 40, most who wear glasses can attest to the occasional discomfort, if not outright pain, eyeglasses can cause.

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How to Develop the Right Migraine Treatment Plan

By Migraine Relief Center on July 8, 2020

Finding the right migraine treatment plan is the Holy Grail of migraine medicine. However, there are times when it feels as full of problems as an Indiana Jones adventure.

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