Menstrual Migraine

Menstrual Migraine

Although only women experience “hormone headache,” both men’s and women’s headaches are prompted by hormones. You would not feel pain without them, because it is the hormones that induce the pain response. Actually, the headache may be protecting you or…

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Heads UP – Episode 6: Menstrual Migraine

  Migraines related to the menstrual cycle are usually more severe, of longer duration, and resistant to medications than migraines that occur at other times of the month. This week’s episode of Heads UP: the weekly podcast of the National…

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Ask The Expert – Daily headaches

Question: I used to have daily headaches with about 1 out of 5 them making me bedridden with unrelenting pain and nausea. I was taking so much over the counter medications that the neurologist believed I was having rebound headaches and…

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Transforming Migraine Pain Into Beauty, An Interview with Priya Rama, Migraine Artist

by: Lindsay Weitzel, PhD, Migraine Strategist and Migraine Science Writer I recently had the immense pleasure of meeting Priya Rama, migraine artist and migraine overcomer extraordinaire. Priya “transforms pain into beauty” by painting the images she sees in her mind’s…

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Plant-Based Diet Shows Some Promise for People Living With Migraine

Plant-Based Diet Shows Some Promise for People Living With Migraine

Diet may affect migraines for a variety of reasons, and a group of Washington, D.C. researchers recently found that a low-fat, plant-based diet may be beneficial to people living with migraine disease. The researchers, generally affiliated with the Physicians Committee…

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Women With Migraine Cautioned Against Using NuvaRing

Women With Migraine Cautioned Against Using NuvaRing

Women with severe migraine headaches with aura or have any migraine headaches if they are over age 35 should not use the contraceptive device NuvaRing, according to Merck, its manufacturer. NuvaRing, is a small vaginal ring that releases hormones that…

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Caution is Warranted When Headache Occurs During Pregnancy

Caution is Warranted When Headache Occurs During Pregnancy

Headache experienced during pregnancy or in women who have recently given birth is usually not cause for concern. But a new study suggests that in this group of women, healthcare professionals should be alert to the rarer and more severe…

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Migraine Attacks Increase During Transition to Menopause

Migraine Attacks Increase During Transition to Menopause

Menopausal and peri-menopausal women experience more frequent migraine attacks than women who have not yet entered that phase of life, researchers have found. “Ours is the first study to demonstrate that the frequency of migraine attacks increases during the menopausal…

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Migraine Linked with More Depression in Bipolar Disorder

Migraine Linked with More Depression in Bipolar Disorder

Patients with bipolar disorder suffer from migraine more often than individuals without the mental health disorder. Additionally, migraine is linked with more frequent and severe depression among those with the mood disorder. In a recent study, Erika Saunders, MD, executive…

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Vitamin D Levels Not Linked to Migraine, Study Says

Vitamin D Levels Not Linked to Migraine, Study Says

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many health disorders, ranging from cancer to cardiovascular disease, but there appears to be no association between levels of Vitamin D and migraine or headache severity, according to a new study. Prior research…

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Some Migraine Prevention Medications Shown to Reduce Children’s IQ

Some Migraine Prevention Medications Shown to Reduce Children’s IQ

Pregnant women should not use certain preventive migraine medications because the drugs have been linked to lower IQ scores in children who were exposed to these drugs in the womb, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pregnant…

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Reader's Mail: Low Estrogen Birth Control Pills Are Least Likely to Aggravate Migraine

Reader's Mail: Low Estrogen Birth Control Pills Are Least Likely to Aggravate Migraine

Q: Do you know what type of birth control pill I can take that will not worsen my migraines? A: It is hard to give you a specific answer because women with migraine do not all react the same to oral…

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