The Migraine Relief Center Blog

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Migraines and Memory

By Migraine Relief Center on May 23, 2022

Can your migraine affect your memory? The answer is somewhat nuanced.

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Why Do Migraines Make Me Nauseous?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 19, 2022

Depending on the study you reference, between one-third to two-thirds or more migraine sufferers experience nausea during some or all of their migraine attacks. Does this describe you?

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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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What Is a Secondary Headache?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 6, 2020

Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying condition that results in head pain that can be just as severe as a migraine. In some cases, a secondary headache is a harbinger of a life-threatening issue. Often, it can make a primary headache worse.

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Common Warning Signs of Imminent Migraine

By Migraine Relief Center on March 25, 2020

You might not have realized it, but your first migraine may have sent a warning ahead that it was coming. Many migraineurs have identified certain signs and symptoms that tend to show up a day or two ahead of an attack.

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How Chronic Migraines Can Impact Family Life

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on June 19, 2019

If you or a loved one suffers from chronic migraines, the following may sound familiar:

  • Shortened or canceled vacations
  • Absence from family dinners, birthdays, holidays
  • Irritability due to migraine pain
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Feelings of isolation and being a burden
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8 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Person with a Migraine

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

Like so many other people who suffer from invisible conditions, migraineurs are treated to suggestions and pronouncements from well-meaning friends and family. Alternatively, they must endure those who disbelieve the severity of their illness and feel no compunction at migraine-shaming them.

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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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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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Can a Spinal Cord Injury Increase the Risk of Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 26, 2018

Migraine is the third most common disease in the world, and it affects more people than diabetes, asthma, and epilepsy combined, according to facts and figures from the Migraine Trust. While medical science is still working to understand all the causes and triggers of migraines, some sufferers report that sustaining neck and back injuries can increase the frequency of their attacks.

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