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A Review: Three Studies of the Effects of Cannabis on Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on December 9, 2019

While the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) continues to soar, there are still few studies available with data to support its use. Now that industrial hemp farming is legal, studies of hemp oil and CBD on migraines may become more available. Confounding some of the efforts is the fact that, while CBD is legal at the federal level, it is still illegal in some states. However, the trend appears to be toward the legalization of CBD in certain forms.

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FDA Approval of Reyvow (rasmitidan) for Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 11, 2019

People suffering from acute migraines will soon have another rescue medication at their disposal - The FDA approved Reyvow (lasmiditan hemisuccinate). The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has 90 days to review the drug to determine if it will be classified as a controlled substance. Once that three-month period is complete, the maker, Eli Lilly, and Company expect it to be available at retail pharmacies.

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Ketamine and Migraines – A Wonder Drug?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 25, 2019

When a migraine doesn't respond to any other treatment, ketamine may offer relief. Operating differently than opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and triptans, ketamine is increasingly available to treat chronic pain, migraine, and other health issues.

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A Review of Electrical Nerve Stimulation

By Migraine Relief Center on October 11, 2019

 

Within the past decade, electrical nerve stimulation has been introduced as a potential non-drug treatment for individuals suffering migraines or cluster headaches. The approach varies slightly between techniques, and depending on the method, can be invasive or non-invasive.

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Do You Have Episodic Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 30, 2019

Migraines come in several flavors, but one of the primary classifications is that of episodic migraine. Episodic migraines differ from chronic migraine disorder and may respond better to some treatments than chronic migraines.

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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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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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Using Oxygen Therapy To Reduce Your Migraines

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

Among the many physiological and environmental conditions believed to cause migraines, decreased oxygen levels and vasoconstriction of the blood flow in the brain are two of the most often cited by medical researchers.

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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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A Guide to Healing Ocular Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 14, 2018

One in every 200 migraine patients experiences ocular or retinal migraines that can significantly affect their vision. These attacks are often preceded by aura, which typically affects both eyes. Patients might see spots, patterns or flashes of light before a headache develops, and symptoms range from light sensitivity to temporary vision loss. The worst ocular migraines can cause temporary blindness episode lasting several minutes, although the duration is usually less than an hour.

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