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Plant-based LIFE diet could relieve medication-resistant migraine

Current treatment includes removing dietary triggers, reducing stress, and taking medication. A recent case report describes how one person achieved long-term migraine relief and needed less medication by following a diet that included more dark, leafy greens. The authors of the report conclude that the whole food, plant-based diet may...
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Seasonal Migraine Triggers and The Weather

So much depends on the weather, Migraines can tooAndrea Piacquadio. ‘Tis the season, in many parts of the United States, for migraine sufferers to double up on treatments and precautions. If you suffer from migraines, you might have noticed that they can be triggered by the weather.
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Worsening Hemiplegic Migraines Due to POTS Episodes

I was diagnosed with a form of autonomic dysfunction while I was away at college. It was determined I had POTs (post orthostatic hypotension syndrome) after seer studies conducted - one of them being a tilt table test. I also had a sweat test which indicated I was heat intolerant, something controlled by your autonomic nervous system.
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Higher Rates of Headache and Migraine in Adults with Celiac Disease

Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert. Adults with celiac disease have higher rates of mheadache and migraine that healthy control subjects. 12/06/2021 - Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease that can manifest in numerous ways. A team of researchers recently set out to assess rates of gastrointestinal (GI) and extra-intestinal symptoms of celiac patients, especially headache and migraine, and compare those to a healthy control group.

Rimegepant for Preventative Migraine Treatment

David Kudrow, MD: How would I expect the recent approval of rimegepant for the preventive treatment of episodic migraine to change the treatment landscape? This is an interesting question. For decades, we’ve been thinking about migraine therapeutics in terms of acute and preventive migraine treatment. Those 2 concepts never converged until recently. As we all know, rimegepant was approved by the FDA for the treatment of acute migraine about a year ago. I may be off a little, because the pandemic has thrown off my sense of time. In any case, it was initially approved for the acute treatment of migraine in patients with and without aura.

How to Identify These 16 Sneaky Migraine Triggers

Being part of the people-who-have-migraine club isn’t exactly fun, but you’re certainly not alone in it. According to a 2021 study published in the journal Headache, nearly 16% of American adults deal with the condition.1 What’s interesting, though, is that your migraine triggers might look wildly different from those that trigger your best friend, neighbor, or the millions of other people living with migraine.

Chronic migraine is much more than a bad headache. Here’s the truth

We are very familiar with the word ‘migraine’, and often people do not consider it as a severe ailment but just a headache. Most people who are prone to migraines get a painful attack once or twice a month. But there is a more severe condition known as chronic migraine, in which an individual gets headaches more often.

Treating Migraines with Chiropractic Care

Of the roughly 7 billion people alive today, nearly 1 billion of them report suffering from migraines. This staggering number becomes even more overwhelming when you realize what a migraine is: a debilitating, blinding headache combined with other symptoms. In fact, migraines are so intense (in some cases) that the sufferer can do nothing but lay down and wait for the symptoms to pass.
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Plant‑Based Diet Makes Man’s Severe Debilitating Migraines Disappear

Health experts are calling for research to be done on the benefits of a plant-based diet for migraine prevention after a patient had great success after switching his diet. The patient had suffered from debilitating headaches for more than a decade, but found relief after switching to a plant-based diet.

Doctor gives helpful tips for managing migraines

(WYTV) – Let’s talk about managing migraines. Changes in your sleep habits, your hormone levels, eat a certain food and even changes in the weather, can trigger migraines. Instead of focusing on triggers, think about migraines as a threshold problem and use the acronym “SEEDS.”. Doctors say you can raise...

MSG linked to migraines? Chemical used in processed food could trigger brutal headaches

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Migraines appear to result from surges in a brain chemical commonly used in processed food, according to new research. Experiments on mice found that an abnormal release of glutamate in spaces between neurons spark a tsunami-like wave of activity. Huge plumes of glutamate flood gray matter, setting off blinding headaches that blight the lives of over 36 million Americans, according to the American Migraine Foundation.

Aly Raisman Shares Her Olympic-Winning Battle with Migraines

Alexandra “Aly” Raiman conquered the world of artistic gymnastics as the captain of the “Fierce Five” and “Final Five” U.S. Olympic teams, taking home multiple medals that include three golds. The inspirational 27-year-old from Needham, MA, is a UNICEF Kid Power ambassador and bravely came forward in solidarity with the many victims who were sexually abused by former team physician, Larry Nassar. Since retiring from gymnastics, Raisman earned herself even more fans by placing fourth in Season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars,” and has recently began sharing her personal experiences of migraine.

My Migraines: A Pain in the Neck

For the longest time, I wasn't sure if my headaches - despite their severity and how the symptoms often aligned with those associated with migraines (such as light and noise sensitivity, nausea, etc.) - actually qualified as a "true migraine." It is because the majority of my headaches, even as they reached migraine-caliber levels of pain, usually seemed to originate as pain in my jaws, shoulders, and especially, my neck.

Cannabis could help treat migraines, research suggests | Daily Mail Online

Chemicals in cannabis could be effective at treating painful migraines, research has revealed.And cannabinoids, the compounds in marijuana that make you feel high, may even be better at treating pain than recommended migraine medication.Researchers found that pills containing the chemicals reduced the pain felt by migraine sufferers by by 43.5 per cent.And the drug had a number of positive side effects, including stopping stomach aches and pain in the muscles, according to the researchers.Previous research has found cannabis can reduce migraines by targeting cells in the body that control pain relief and inflammation.

How to Prevent and Treat Cyclical Vomiting From Migraines

Cyclical vomiting from migraines can be relatively easy to predict. As the name indicates, these episodes are regular and happen in a time cycle over several weeks. Cyclical vomiting syndrome can happen more than one week apart but are regularly at the same time of the day, week, or month.

Debunking the Most Common Migraine and Headache Myths That Exist Today

Over 15% of Americans report having either a migraine or severe headache in the last 90 days. With headaches being so prevalent, it’s no surprise that a few myths have sprung up about them over the years. From flukey treatments to strange causes, there are headache myths to entertain you for days.