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Can Oxygen Stop a Migraine?

By Migraine Relief Center on March 30, 2022

Since migraines may be caused by decreased oxygen levels and vasoconstriction in the brain, treating a migraine attack with 100% oxygen can sound pretty intuitive. However, there is not as much research as you would think into the efficacy of oxygen treatment for migraines, even though oxygen’s potential was discovered in the 1930s.

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Vestibular Migraines: Symptoms and Treatment Options

By Migraine Relief Center on March 15, 2022

Close to half of migraine patients in the United States also experience vestibular syndrome at some point, which causes balance issues and dizziness. Many report that they only experience vertigo but no pain. It’s the second most common cause of vertigo in adults. 

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Treating Chronic Migraine with BOTOX

By Migraine Relief Center on February 28, 2022

You’ve probably seen celebrities getting BOTOX(R) to maintain youthful looks. A few may even look as if they’ve overdone it. But did you know BOTOX works for some migraines, too?

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Visual Disturbances Explained

By Migraine Relief Center on February 15, 2022

Around 25% to 30% of migraineurs experience visual aura symptoms. It can be challenging to decide whether the visual disturbance is due to a migraine or is a symptom of a more severe problem. However, most migraine-related symptoms are seen in both eyes, although the aura may occur in one side of the visual field. 

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Can Hairspray Give You Headaches?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 14, 2022

Strong (or even not so strong) odors and scents can trigger an attack for some people who suffer migraines. Hair spray isn't always subtle, and if you are in an enclosed space like a bathroom inside a cloud of the stuff, you might come out with the need to lie down and mess up your hair.

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Migraine Remission: Is It Possible?

By Migraine Relief Center on December 17, 2021

Chronic and episodic migraine is a complex neurological condition with no single therapy or drug considered to cure it. According to Robert Cowan, a neurologist at Stanford University in California, chronic migraine may not be fatal, but "…it ruins your life. It's not a silent killer. It's a silent disabler." 

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A Gift Guide for a Loved One With Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on December 10, 2021

Migraines are no fun at all, and sometimes they cause the sufferer to miss out on holiday fun, from birthdays to Christmas. 

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What Are Tyramine Headaches and How Can You Avoid Them?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 24, 2021

With Turkey Day coming, it seems like a good time to talk about tyramine headaches. Before you become befuddled with your excellent feast, you might want to consult your headache diary to see if you are one of those who are sensitive to tyramine, a chemical produced in foods from the natural breakdown of the amino acid tyrosine.

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Are Your Migraines Affecting Your Relationships?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 12, 2021

Migraines affect far more people than the sufferer. Anyone who builds a relationship with a migraineur will deal with many of the same issues. Those who love, befriend, or work with someone who has chronic migraines can find themselves feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, or helpless in the face of what many think is “just a headache.”

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How Long Do Migraines Last?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 21, 2021

Around 39 million Americans experience migraines, which can be severe, recurrent, and potentially disabling. Someone with a migraine may experience nausea or heightened sensitivity to light, sound, or touch. 

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