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Migraine Prevention

Quinoa – Amazing Superfood for Migraine Sufferers

A healthy superfood to replace rice and potatoes. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an ancient whole grain that has been recently rediscovered in the U.S. The Inca's once held the crop to be sacred, calling it the 'mother of all grains.' Quinoa is great for your Diet!
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Avoid Labor Day Migraines – Summer’s Last Hurrah September 2020

Summer doesn’t officially end until midnight September 22 but if you are planning to hit the road for one last fun in the sun hurrah, take safety precautions; tell someone where you are going, wear your seat-belt, stay well-hydrated, wear your mask when necessary and avoid Labor Day migraines! Labor Day the first Monday in September, was first celebrated on September 5, 1882.  It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements...
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Phases of Migraine Explained – Techniques to Outsmart Your Migraines

PREDICTING A MIGRAINE There are 4 distinct phases to a migraine: Prodrome, Aura, Pain and Postdrome.  Not everyone experience all 4 stages of a migraine.  It is during the first two phases (prodromal and aura) that you get hints that a migraine is coming, and recognizing these hints (symptoms) may give you the edge you need to fight back and either prevent the migraine entirely or decrease the severity and or duration of the pain phase (which is obviously the...
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Avoid Spring Migraines

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...
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Understanding Your Migraine Pain

  Pain experience is individual.  Everyone experiences pain differently, due to so many varying factors. Your current state of health, including whether or not other diseases are present, childhood experiences, mood, environment, and previous experiences of pain are all factors in how you experience pain now. Pain is only good as a warning. According to the Institute of Medicine’s recently released study, “While pain sometimes can serve as a warning sign that protects individuals from further harm, chronic pain is...
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Butterbur and Migraine Warning From Web MD

PA-free butterbur products are POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth appropriately and short term - up to 16 weeks. Butterbur products that contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are UNSAFE when taken by mouth or applied to broken skin. PAs can damage the liver, lungs, and blood circulation, and possibly cause cancer.
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FDA Warning: Anti-Depressants and Migraine Prescription Drugs

Taking Anti-depressants and Migraine prescription drugs can be dangerous and even a lethal combination. Many people who suffer from depression also suffer from migraine headaches. Unfortunately, the mechanism of action of many antidepressants is to increase serotonin (a feel good neurotransmitter) levels in the brain. Triptan drugs like Imitrex, which are used to reduce or end the pain of a migraine attack also work by stimulating serotonin receptors.
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