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What Are the Risks of Opioid Use for Migraineurs in This Age of Crisis?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 21, 2019

“Given the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and the high prevalence of opioid use in migraine patients shown in our study, especially those with chronic migraine, our results suggest that improved management of treatment is needed to optimize care.” - Justin S. Yu, PharmS, Allergan

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Are There Benefits to Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 25, 2019

After reading the title to this post, you are probably wondering how anyone could possibly think there is an advantage to having migraines. If you are suffering one right now, it probably won’t make you feel better, but sometimes knowing that there may be something good out of all this misery can help you cope with the rest.

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The Migraine Relief Center Blog Is Named One of the Best Migraine and Headache Blogs of 2019

By Migraine Relief Center on July 10, 2019

The Migraine Relief Center is honored to have our blog listed as one of the best headache and migraine blogs of 2019 by Healthline, the fastest growing health information site on the internet. 

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A New Drug Is Approved for the Treatment of Cluster Headaches

By Migraine Relief Center on July 9, 2019

Good news for those of you who suffer from cluster headaches. On June 4,  the FDA announced it has approved Galcanezumab, sold as Emgality by Eli Lilly and Co., for the treatment of episodic cluster headaches.READY TO EXPLORE NEW MIGRAINE SOLUTIONS?    DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MIGRAINE DIARY TODAY! »

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Why Do You Wake Up With a Migraine?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on March 20, 2019

As if suffering from chronic migraines wasn’t enough, professional basketball player Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat sometimes wakes up with a migraine. As a professional athlete, Wade carefully manages his diet, exercise and sleep habits to maintain peak performance, but he still wakes up with a migraine some mornings. When that happens, the team knows he will not be on the active roster.

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Can You Get Social Security Disability Payments for Your Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 30, 2019

The Job Accommodation Network estimates that 157 million workdays are lost in the U.S. annually due to migraines. However, the Social Security Administration does not list migraines as a disability. That doesn’t mean you won’t qualify for benefits, but it does mean you need to be ready to produce documentation supporting your claim, and be willing to appeal if denied.

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Is Hypoglycemia Causing Your Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 16, 2019

Your body runs on glucose. You break down the carbohydrates you eat into glucose for your cells to use for energy. You can probably guess what happens when there is not enough glucose in your system.

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How to Use Reflexology for Migraines

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 9, 2019

The history of reflexology, or the use of pressure points on the hands, feet, and other areas of the body to treat illness is relatively short in the United States but has been used for millennia throughout Asia. In combination with herbal remedies and conventional medicine, reflexology for migraines can provide effective treatment.

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Are Cleaning Supplies Triggering Your Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on December 19, 2018

If you’ve ever stepped into an elevator that reeks of smokers who used it, or been seated beside someone who overdosed on aftershave, you’ll know how easily an overpowering scent can trigger a migraine or an allergy attack. This occurs so often that many public institutions, nonprofits and healthcare organizations are starting to ask visitors to refrain from wearing any form of scent, because so many people are affected by these.

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Can Fasting Cause Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on December 6, 2018

How often have you heard someone say, “I forgot to eat today?” It might seem like a silly thing to forget to eat, but it happens more often than you think. Of course, skipping meals unintentionally is quite different from intended fasting, but the end result is the same.

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