Jill Dehlin—RN, board member, National Headache Foundation, Chicago—identifies potential dietary triggers that induce a migraine attack for her, including monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame and alcohol, especially red wine. “When I was newly diagnosed with chronic migraine disease, I was cognizant of several things that, if...

As the Jewish high holidays approach, one becomes aware that some religious and traditional practices may pose a problem for people living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Fasting is often reported by patients and cited in medical textbooks as a headache trigger. Throughout Judaism,...

Q. Approximately how much OTC medications can an adult take within the span of a week without creating a rebound headache situation?  As a reference, my OTC medications are usually Tylenol and/or Excedrin Migraine. A. Acute medications are drugs intended to provide quick relief for a...

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