Nicole's Journey With Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

Nicole’s Journey With Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

My story is of a postural or orthostatic headache. This is the major symptom of a Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leak. After many tests, and two trips to the ER my neurologist was able to come to this diagnosis and expedite treatment. The headache from this issue is truly debilitating and the only relief is lying down. I think it’s important to shed some light on this particular type of headache as many people suffer from misdiagnoses and mistreatment before finally getting the proper care they need to treat this.

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Why should you earn the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (AQH) from the National Headache Foundation

Be Recognized for Your Abilities in Headache Medicine Almost 40 million Americans live with migraine disease and headache disorders. If you’ve worked in headache medicine for more than three years, be recognized for your ability to care for the most…

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Take Five Minutes and Fill Out Our Meaningful Relief Survey

The National Headache Foundation wants to hear from you! Please take a few minutes out of your day to fill out our Meaningful Relief Questionnaire.

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Headache Management Tools: ID Migraine

Headache Management Tools: ID Migraine

Answering “yes” to two out of three of these simple questions effectively identifies migraine sufferers. Has a headache limited your activities for a day or more in the last three months? Are you nauseated or sick to your stomach when…

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Headache Management Tools: HIT

Headache Management Tools: HIT

HIT stands for Headache Impact Test. This tool helps patients communicate the severity of their headache pain to their healthcare provider. It helps to: Determine the impact headaches have on the patient’s life Better communicate the information to the healthcare…

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Headache Management Tools: MIDAS

Headache Management Tools: MIDAS

MIDAS stands for Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire. It was developed to measure headache-related disability in three areas: Paid work and education (school/college) Household work Family, social and leisure activities By measuring the number of days missed in these activity areas due…

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