January 2024, Episode 169: Tune in to learn the answers to these questions from the brand new studies presented in this month’s episode of HeadWise News with host Lindsay Weitzel, PhD and headache specialist Tim Smith, MD

• Do you experience pain, photosensitivity, redness, or other eye symptoms with your migraine attacks and find it hard to believe that nothing is physically occurring in your eye? A recent study found some interesting changes in the eye during a migraine attack.

• What is the long-term effectiveness of occipital nerve stimulation for people with chronic cluster headache?

• What is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and what does it do for people with migraine? • How important is “number of monthly headache days” in determining quality of life? How is this impacted by things like depression, anxiety, and allodynia? The answer might surprise you – tune in!


00:00 Introduction

01:09 Eye Changes During Migraine

05:30 Cluster Headache

08:26 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

13:56 Impact of Monthly Headache Days on Quality of Life Study Sources

Study #1 https://headachejournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/head.14654

Study #2 https://headachejournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/head.14646

Study #3 https://headachejournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/head.1462

Study #4 https://headachejournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/head.14629