About Migraines

About Migraines

It's not just a headache
Migraine Glossary
Cortical spreading depression (CSD): Cortical spreading depression is a disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain. It moves across the brain in a wave, starting in the visual cortex of the brain and moving...
Common Migraine Types
Migraine is still a poorly understood medical condition, although it is quite common. An estimated 18 percent of American women and 6 percent of American men suffer from migraines. In the United Kingdom, there are...
Rare Migraine Types
Cyclical MigrainesCyclical migraines are migraine attacks that happen with a regular frequency. The cycles can be anywhere from one to six weeks long. During each cycle, the headaches may occur every day or several times...
Common Migraine Types
Migraine is still a poorly understood medical condition, although it is quite common. An estimated 18 percent of American women and 6 percent of American men suffer from migraines. In the United Kingdom, there are...
Researchers Discover Possible Link Between Protein and Pain Sensitivity During Migraines
Researchers Discover Possible Link Between Protein and Pain Sensitivity During Migraines
A new study published in the December issue of the journal, Pain indicates that the protein, brain-derived-neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be the cause of the...
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New Drug on the Horizon Promises Fewer Migraines Per Month
New Drug on the Horizon Promises Fewer Migraines Per Month
A new drug promises the hope of fewer painful days per month for migraine suffers.  The drug manufacturers, Amgen Inc., and Novartis hope to apply...
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Another Link Between Stroke and Migraine Found
Another Link Between Stroke and Migraine Found
WebMD reported on a new study out of the University of Florida Shands Hospital that points to a small increased risk of stroke for women...
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Survey Reveals The Healthcare Costs of Migraine Are High
Survey Reveals The Healthcare Costs of Migraine Are High
A new survey out of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond found that healthcare costs for migraine sufferers were $9 billion per year when compared...
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Complications of Migraine
Complications of Migraine
While most migraines will resolve without complications, there are complications that can result from them. Here are a few of them:   Status Migrainous  ...
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Study Discovers Link Between Migraines and Vitamin Deficiencies
Study Discovers Link Between Migraines and Vitamin Deficiencies
Newsweek reports about a recent study regarding vitamin deficiencies and migraine. The study’s results were revealed during the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American...
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Complications of Migraine
Complications of Migraine
While most migraines will resolve without complications, there are complications that can result from them. Here are a few of them:   Status Migrainous  ...
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Stop Saying Stuff Like This to Migraine Sufferers
Stop Saying Stuff Like This to Migraine Sufferers
Laura Schocker, Executive Editor of the Healthy Living section of HuffPo brings us this awesome list of things that make migraine suffers cringe when they...
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10 signs you might be having a migraine
10 signs you might be having a migraine
Migraine headaches affect about 37 million people in the United States. Are you one of them? 1. The pain is pulsating and throbbing, like its...
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The Phases of a Migraine Attack
The Phases of a Migraine Attack
Migraine attacks consist of four phases, the prodrome, aura, headache, and postdrome. You may experience all of them or only one or two of them...
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