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Tips for Preventing and Treating Barometric Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 7, 2018

Remember when your grandmother would say she could feel a storm coming “in her bones?” That was based on barometric pressure, which is the term scientists give to the weight of the air pressing on the earth’s surface. This pressure triggers various physical reactions, and because it governs the air currents and weather, it can also cause migraine patients to develop headache episodes.

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Tips to Prevent the Side Effects of BOTOX® for Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 1, 2018

Having BOTOX® treatments is becoming widely accepted for migraine sufferers, and for many people, it has made a world of difference to the frequency and severity of their migraine attacks. Few patients experience side effects, but for those who do, it’s possible to prevent some of the side effects if you take the right steps. Each BOTOX® treatment consists of an average of 32 injections, although some patients require fewer than this, while others need more. Depending on your symptoms, the...

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Understanding Silent Migraine Symptoms and Treatment

By Migraine Relief Center on October 18, 2018

A “silent migraine” may sound like a paradox, but it can be just as incapacitating as any other migraine. Although this condition is not officially recognized by the International Headache Society, estimates indicate up to 20 percent of migraine sufferers have experienced an episode at some point that does not include headache pain. These episodes have been called various alternative names over the years, including:

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When Should I Consider a Migraine Surgery Consultation?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 3, 2018

People have suffered from migraines for as long as humanity has existed, and from the earliest times, we have searched for ways to relieve the pain. The ancient Romans made herbal teas from boiled peppermint and eucalyptus leaves, lavender and chamomile, and even tried applying raw chopped vegetables to the head. Fortunately, medical science has advanced since then, and we now have multiple methods of treatment. Migraine surgery remains something of a final resort, which is typically only used...

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Migraine Clinic

By Migraine Relief Center on September 6, 2018

Changing migraine doctors can be a challenging and traumatic experience for patients, especially if you’ve been with the same practitioner for several years. You’re no doubt accustomed to his (or her) way of handling your condition, the office staff all know you, and the location is familiar. Sadly, circumstances change, and there are a number of reasons why you might be faced with looking for a new provider.

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The Side Effects of BOTOX® for Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on August 29, 2018

OnabotulinumtoxinA, which is commonly referred to as BOTOX® , is no longer used solely by aging film and television celebrities who wish to sport a more youthful appearance.  BOTOX®  is becoming more accepted as a treatment for migraine headaches. In many cases the success rate is impressive, with the majority of sufferers finding their headaches reduced in severity and/or frequency. In some cases, migraines have become a thing of the past.

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How to Use Essential Oils for Migraine Relief

By Migraine Relief Center on August 25, 2018

Essential oils are highly concentrated versions of the natural oils found in roots, leaves, stems, flowers or bark of plants. They are obtained by distillation of steam or water, resulting in a substance containing the plant’s true essence, fragrance and healing properties. These oils have been used for centuries for their therapeutic benefits, born out of the essence’s ability to protect against predators and disease.

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BOTOX® for Migraines: What to Expect

By Migraine Relief Center on August 15, 2018

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin prepared from the bacterial compound onabotulinumtoxinA. It’s used for medical purposes to treat specific muscular disorders, and in the cosmetics industry to remove wrinkles by briefly paralyzing the facial muscles. While BOTOX® has been around since the 1970s, it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a preventive migraine option only in 2010. Since then, however, it has become frequently used as a treatment to provide relief for sufferers.

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Tips for Treating Menstrual Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 4, 2018

Anyone can get migraines, but women are more likely to do so than men. Patients who develop chronic migraine attacks often have several factors in common, including age, family history, and other medical conditions. Hormones play a primary role in women’s headaches, particularly during the menstrual cycle, and millions of women experience migraines triggered by fluctuating hormones. For those who get migraine attacks before or during their periods, it’s helpful to know about specific...

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What to Know About the New FDA-Approved Drug Aimovig

By Migraine Relief Center on June 6, 2018

A preventive treatment has finally arrived that could change the life of many migraine sufferers. Around 2 percent of the global population experiences chronic migraine, which puts the condition among the top 10 causes of disability in the world. The new drug, Aimovig, is intended to help sufferers block the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) fragments from infusing the brain.

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