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Avoid Spring Migraines

April 1st, 2015

The brain of migraineurs likes consistency. Many factors change with the seasons and influence migraines.   Changes in sleep patterns, light, air-pressure, temperature, humidity, and fragrances, can all increase the the frequency and tendency of migraines.

Beware of hotter days. A team of researchers at Harvard found that an increase in temperatures occurred 24 hours before increases in admissions to emergency rooms for treatment of migraines.   There is not much a patient can do to control the weather or avoid warm temperatures or changes in barometric pressure, therefore it is important to be vigilant about managing other triggers such as sleep and diet.  Avoid well known food triggers, and drastic changes in your sleep pattern if you can.  It  is also very important to stay well hydrated and to avoid strenuous outdoor activities or exercise during times of the day when it’s excessively warm or humid.

Spring is allergy season, and for many people sinus or allergy headaches can lead to migraines.

Tips to avoid “Spring” migraines:

1.  To avoid airborne allergens in your home, clean or change A/C filters
2.  If you are allergy prone, make sure your allergy meds are handy.
3.  With higher temperature, dehydration occurs even if we don’t feel dehydrated. Dehydration is a big cause of migraines. Drink lots of water

4. Stick with a sleep schedule, try to got to bed at the same time as much as possible and determine what number of hours is best for you. Both too little and too much sleep can increase migraine risk.

5. Light (photophobia) is a major contributor to migraine risk. Purchase a polarized, high grade pair of sunglasses and wear a hat with a brim to keep out even more light.

6. Be careful of new fragrances that you introduce not only in perfumes but moisturizers as well.

Follow these tips, use your Migrelief daily, keep fast acting MigreLief-NOW on hand for emergencies, and enjoy the fun and beauty of Spring.

To the Best of Health,

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

 

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FDA Warning: Anti-Depressants and Migraine Prescription Drugs

July 20th, 2012

FDA Warns on Mixing Antidepressants with Migraine Drugs (First released in 2010)

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 20 — Mixing common migraine drugs with antidepressants can trigger a life-threatening condition called serotonin-syndrome, the FDA has warned.

Serotonin-syndrome is characterized by rapid heart beat, sudden changes in blood pressure, and increased body temperature. Other symptoms include restlessness, hallucinations, loss of coordination, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Options successful at preventing the occurrence of migraines would decrease the risk described above in patients taking anti-depressant and experiencing migraines.  

For warning signs of serotonin syndrome and more info on Anti-depressants and migraine drugs click on the link at the end of this article.  For information on your natural migraine control option recommended by doctors, neurologists and pharmacists, go to  www.MigreLief.com

MigreLief is a dietary supplement for the nutritional support of cerebrovascular function in migraine sufferers age 2 years and above.

RELATED ARTICLE:  ANTI-DEPRESSANTS AND MIGRAINES – A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS COMBINATION!   Symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome etc…

 

[Study] High Dose Riboflavin Can Reduce Frequency and Intensity of Migraines

May 12th, 2012

Some people think of migraine headaches as being an adult health problem. Children of all ages suffer from migraine pain which can disrupt and impair their quality of life as well. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about 5% of elementary school-age children may experience migraine headaches and the physical and emotional stress they cause. This statistic jumps to 20 percent by the time a child reaches high school.

Before age 10, an equal number of boys and girls get migraines but after age 12 during and after puberty, migraines affect girls three times more than boys. Migraine symptoms interrupt the normal activities of 65-80% of these young migraineurs.

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Smoking Cigarettes and Migraine Headaches

May 9th, 2010

A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain found that smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day will precipitate migraines. The research involved 300 medical students who were well trained in being able to identify a migraine from another type of headache. According to Dr. Pascual, the lead researcher in the study, “smoking is a precipitating factor of this type of headache, as the prevalence of active smokers is one third higher in migraine sufferers and there is a direct relationship between the number of cigarettes consumed and the frequency of migraine attacks”. The expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is especially true for migraines, as they have been linked with increased risk of stroke, brain lesions and even heart attacks. So for those of you who are smokers and experiencing migraines, dropping to 5 cigarettes a day or less could lessen the frequency of your migraines. Add in your MigreLief daily to further increase your benefits.

López-Mesonero et al. Smoking as a precipitating factor for migraine: a survey in medical students. The Journal of Headache and Pain, 2009; 10 (2): 101 DOI:

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Why Wait To Treat The Pain When You Can Prevent Migraines Before They Start

April 24th, 2010

Dr. Stephen Silberstein is one of the most published migraine neurologists in the country. I follow much of his research and articles. His comments in this article are honest and very important for chronic migraine sufferers to understand and points that all of my readers need pay attention to.

Chronic migraines sufferers “over medicate” with either prescription pain relieving medications or over the counter medications containing an OTC pain killer with added caffeine. Over-use of the medications cause additional “rebound” headaches and actually worsen migraine frequency. Many sufferers will use the medication to eliminate or reduce the pain of a current migraine only to have another occur in the next day or two.

Dr. Silberstein then goes on to say that migraine prevention products are grossly under-used. The most popular of the prescription migraine prevention medicines is associated with significant side effects such as temporary memory dysfunction and slurring of speech which cause many people to discontinue its use. The clinically proven ingredients in MigreLief are very effective, with no such side-effects. ~ Curt Hendrix,

Preventing Migraines Better Than Treatment

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(United Press International via COMTEX) — A migraine expert said Thursday…Therapy to prevent migraines can be more effective than attempting to treat the pain.

Dr. Stephen Silberstein, director of the Jefferson Headache Center and professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, made the statement during an American Medical Association briefing in New York.

Silberstein said migraine treatment has come a long way during the past five years, with a key treatment factor being the development of triptans — drugs capable of combining with neuronal receptors in the brain to initiate drug actions.

Said Silberstein: “One of the greatest bugaboos we see every day in headache centers is patients with chronic daily or near-daily headache, who are overusing medication. It is our most common problem.

“These patients have often not responded to treatment and in an attempt to treat themselves, actually make the problem worse. This is not addiction or an attempt to get ‘high’; rather, it is motivated by the patient’s desire to relieve pain and dysfunction.”

He added, “Migraine preventive therapy is grossly underused.”

About 25 to 30 million Americans experience migraine headaches and many more are undiagnosed.

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Belly Fat and Migraine Risk

April 24th, 2010

Belly Fat and Migraine Risk – Curt Hendrix M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S.

In a paper presented at the American Academy of Neurology, it was suggested that patients between the ages of 20-55 ( both men and women but especially women) who had bigger waistline, particularly with excess fat around the stomach, were at increased risk of experiencing migraines.

The fat cells can release inflammatory proteins called cytokines, which may play a role in causing migraines. Gentle, but consistent aerobic exercise with moderate calorie reduction can help reduce abdominal fat and help chronic migraineurs.

If monthly or more frequent migraines are something you struggle with learn about MigreLief at www.migrelief.com.

Migraines and Increased Risk of Heart Disease & Heart Attacks

April 24th, 2010

WOMEN WHOSE MIGRAINES ARE PRECEDED BY VISUAL OR VERBAL DISTRUBANCES (AURAS) ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND HEART ATTACK – JAMA 2006; 296, No. 3: 283-291.

Women with migraines and no auras (by far the larger group) are not subjected to increased cardiovascular disease, heart attack and strokes…, but women who do experiences these auras need to decrease risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. I strongly suggest that women in this category consider supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acids, which are cardioprotective and have been shown to decrease the risk of sudden death due to carfiovascular events. I would also suggest eating a diet high in antioxidants (green and yellow vegetables, fruits) which can protect the arteries against oxidative damage. Reducing the number of auras and actual migraines that occur is certainly desirable.

Prevention May be the Key to Avoiding Brain Damage Caused by Migraines

April 24th, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine reported that middle-aged women who suffered migraines accompanied by either visual or speaking difficulties, known as aura, had higher risk of brain lesions in later life.

This study seems to indicate that migraines are NOT benign and could be a progressive, brain damaging condition.

In another study, Dutch researchers found that patients who had migraines accompanied by aura were at 13X the risk for having a cerebral blood clot (infarction) resulting in brain cell death, compared with non-migraineurs.

The risk for cerebral infarction was 7X higher for migraineurs without aura versus non-migraineurs.

Both studies indicated the risk of damage increased with the number of migraines experienced.

Previously published data demonstrated that repetitive migraines increased the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease.

Avoiding migraines from the start rather than trying to treat the pain after the migraine has occurred, is clearly the preferred choice.

Nutrition Expert Joy Bauer (FOOD CURES) Recommends MigreLief for Persistent Migraines.

April 24th, 2010

Nutrition Expert Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, often appears on NBC’s Today Show, CBNTV: The Joy 700 Club as well as Inside Edition and LXTV/NBC and is recognized nationally as a leading authority on health and nutrition. Joy is responsible for building one of the largest nutrition-counseling practices in the country. Located in both New York City and Westchester, Joy Bauer Nutrition provides medically sound dietary evaluations and interventions for adults and children for a wide range of diet and health issues.

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Migraines and Supplements
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Wondering about which supplements might help prevent or relieve migraines? Today show nutritionist Joy Bauer has information on three supplements shown to work for migraines. Visit Joy Bauer’s FoodCures.com today – http://www.joybauer.com/migraines/migraines-and-supplements.aspx

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