Migraine Myths: My Insurance Determines the Migraine Meds I Can Take
Many people think that they have to take the medications their insurance requires rather than those their doctor prescribes. This is not true, although sometimes we do have to follow certain steps in order to get approval. Read this blog and follow the tips below to help get your migraine medications covered by your insurance…Read More
Migraine Myths – Migraine Can Be Stopped Or Cured By…
Are people always giving you advice on how to manage your migraine attacks? Does any of this advice include old wives’ tale remedies for migraine? A wide variety of old wives’ tales exist about how to relieve or even cure migraine. Many of us are desperate enough to try almost any treatment – no matter…Read More
Why Do I Get Migraine Attacks In The Spring?
Spring is finally here – who’s looking forward to longer and warmer days? Many of us with migraine find that springtime can trigger attacks or worsen migraine symptoms. The changes in weather, fresh flower blooms and pollen, and spring cleaning can all contribute to migraine. Below are the spring triggers to look out for, and…Read More
Weather and Migraine – Are You a Human Barometer?
Are you better at predicting weather than a meteorologist? It goes without saying that migraine is the gift that keeps on giving. Different factors cause different headaches and changes in pressure have an impact. The migraine brain is sensitive to changes – and the response to change is generally a migraine attack. Weather Impacts the…Read More
Migraine Myths: People with Migraine are Not Strong
“It’s just a headache – take an aspirin and you’ll feel better,” they say. How many times have you heard this? People living with migraine understand their condition is much more than just a headache. Migraine disease can be debilitating, and impact every aspect of our lives. Because of frequent and painful migraine attacks, we…Read More
Migraine Myths: You Get Migraine Because You Don’t Take Care of Yourself
Do you ever feel judged for having migraine? Like everyone in your life believes that if you were just a little healthier you would be cured and feel better? Or maybe it’s you who is hard on yourself when a migraine attack strikes. Have you ever blamed yourself for an attack and thought … “If…Read More
Migraine Comorbidities: Temporomandibular Disorders
Have you ever experienced facial or jaw pain during your migraine attack? If so, you are definitely not alone. While facial pain can be due to conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, it could also be a temporomandibular disorder that is to blame. In this, the last of our current comorbidities series, we are going to…Read More
Migraine Myths: Migraine Only Lasts 4-72 Hours
Have you heard that migraine attacks only last between 4 and 72 hours? Many people believe this to be true, but unfortunately, it’s a myth. In fact, migraine attacks can last much longer than a few hours or a few days, sometimes lasting weeks, months, or even years. What Is Status Migrainosus? According to the…Read More
Migraine Comorbidities: Parkinson’s Disease
Migraine is comorbid with Parkinson’s Disease, a central nervous system disorder that affects movement. It is a progressive disease, where symptoms generally begin slowly and worsen over time. Parkinson’s causes a gradual loss of the nerve cells in the brain that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. The reduction in dopamine causes unintended or uncontrollable movements, such as…Read More
Is It a Sinus Headache or a Migraine?
Have you ever had a sinus infection and then got a migraine attack? If so, you’re not alone in this. In fact, pain caused by the sinuses and migraine attacks can have very similar symptoms, so much so that it can be hard to know which type of pain you are experiencing. However, identifying the…Read More
Do You Have an Individual Exercise Plan?
“I was a marathon runner until my migraine became intractable chronic daily. I lived to run. It was my physical and psychological outlet. Then…boom…it came to a screeching halt. I began walking, which soon became my lifeline. That is until 2 years ago when I developed vestibular migraine and had 3 serious falls while walking.…Read More
Migraine Comorbidities: PTSD
Did you know that research shows PTSD is comorbid with chronic migraine? In fact, people with migraine are 3 to 4 times more likely to live with PTSD.  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by a reaction to experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. PTSD is quite common and can…Read More