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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…

 

SINUS HEADACHE OR MIGRAINE?

October 30th, 2011

Thousands of people take allergy and sinus medications because they believe the pain they are experiencing are due to sinus headaches. These people often do not get relief because in fact they are having migraines and not sinus headaches.

This article published in Health Central helps to clarify what the source of your headaches may truly be.

Oct 28th 2011

~ Did you know that nearly 90% of what people think are sinus headaches are actually migraines? These are some of the symptoms that make people think they have a sinus headache:

  • * Runny nose or nasal congestion5
  • * Teary eyes
    * Red or puffy eyes
    * Facial pain or pressure

Trigeminal Nerve

All of those can be migraine symptoms. A migraine can inflame the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve has branches in the face. One runs above the eyes, one runs along the sinuses, and the third runs along the lower jaw. As a result, the pain may be felt near the sinuses, which are air pockets between bones in the lower forehead, cheeks and behind the nose.  Sinus headaches rarely occur unless you have a sinus infection.  ~

If these headaches are occurring many times a month and you have 15 days or more a month that you have headache symptoms, you may be experiencing chronic migraines and are a good candidate for prevention. 

You may be able to eliminate or reduce the number of headache days you have and/or reduce the intensity of your headaches. You may also be able to significantly reduce the amount of medication you take as well.  Visit www.migrelief.com for mor information.

 

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

Can Migraines Affect the Cognitive Performance of Your Child?

May 26th, 2011

Boy Studying Image - Migraines affect cognitive function

The cognitive performance of 30 children between the ages of 8-12 years old, with migraines, was compared to the cognitive performance of 30 similarly aged children, without migraines, using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.

The  study, which was conducted at the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, found that despite the fact that both groups exhibited normal cognitive performance, the children with migraines had much lower scores in the areas of arithmetic, vocabulary, perceptual organization and resistance to distraction and processing speed.

Future studies, aimed to see if preventing migraines in these children would raise their cognitive performance levels in these areas where they were low, would be of significant interest.

To learn about gentle, safe and effective ways to prevent migraines in children, go to www.migrelief.com

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