Reader's Mail: How Long Is Botox Effective?

Reader's Mail: How Long Is Botox Effective?

Q. I have suffered with migraines lasting a minimum of five days at least once every month for most of my life. I am taking propranolol, nortriptyline and topiramate to help prevent these headaches and I take Imitrex injections for…

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Reader's Mail: Are Left-Sided Headaches Worse than Those on the Right?

Reader's Mail: Are Left-Sided Headaches Worse than Those on the Right?

Q. I have been a migraine and headache sufferer for many years. My migraines have always been right-sided. However, recently some have become left-sided and the pain is much worse than the right-sided migraines were. I once read somewhere that…

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Reader's Mail: Hypertension and Headache

Reader's Mail: Hypertension and Headache

Q. I was diagnosed with migraine syndrome after a hospital admission with aura, inability to speak and blood pressure of 200/99. Until this experience I was a person who had never had blood pressure above 120. That was three years…

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Reader's Mail Archive: Search for a Migraine Cure

Reader's Mail Archive: Search for a Migraine Cure

The Search for a Migraine Cure Q. As a migraine sufferer, I have read everything I could find on headaches. I believe my migraines are caused by a number of factors including hormonal fluctuations, fatigue, stress and digestive problems. Recently…

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Reader's Mail: Headaches with Sexual Activity Should Be Evaluated

Reader's Mail: Headaches with Sexual Activity Should Be Evaluated

Q. I’m worried because for the last few weeks I’ve been getting headaches while masturbating. They are really bad but stop after about 30 minutes. I don’t want to talk to my parents about it. Could you please send me…

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Reader's Mail: Various Eye Problems Linked to Headaches

Reader's Mail: Various Eye Problems Linked to Headaches

Q. I am legally blind with visual impairment. My question is, does visual impairment exacerbate migraines? A. This is an excellent question which unfortunately has not been well studied. I found a single study out of Brazil which looked at…

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Reader's Mail: Triptans for Hemiplegic Migraine

Reader's Mail: Triptans for Hemiplegic Migraine

Q. I read the article on hemiplegic migraine on the NHF Web site and found it very interesting. I have had hemiplegic migraines my whole life. I suffer from all four phases (prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome), which can last…

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Reader’s Mail: Eye Symptoms Common With Migraine Disease

Reader’s Mail: Eye Symptoms Common With Migraine Disease

Q. I have recently noticed that the whites of my eyes become less bright, red, or even streaky during a migraine. Is this common? Is it a problem? A. “Bloodshot” eyes are a fairly common occurence in migraine. About 45%…

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Reader's Mail Archive: Migraine Questions Answered

Reader's Mail Archive: Migraine Questions Answered

Q. I have very frequent migraines. When they strike, they are continual for weeks. The only thing that helps me get on with my life is Imitrex®. I believe my headaches occur mostly from stress and atmospheric changes. However, they…

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Reader's Mail Archive: Struggling With Chronic Daily Headache

Reader's Mail Archive: Struggling With Chronic Daily Headache

Q. I have had a headache for over a year, day in and day out. According to many different doctors, my headache presents itself as a tension headache. I worked with a psychologist who put me through some tests and…

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Reader's Mail: Hair Brushing Hurts

Reader's Mail: Hair Brushing Hurts

Q. For the past two weeks I have been getting a weird symptom and I can’t seem to find out what it is. Every time I gently touch or brush a certain part of my hair along my head, I…

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Effectively Prepare for Migraine Office Visits

Effectively Prepare for Migraine Office Visits

In this article, we interviewed Richard B. Lipton, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Director of the Montefiore Headache Center, NY, and co-researcher of the American Migraine Communication Study (AMCS), to…

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