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Lifestyle Changes Decrease Risk of Migraines in Teens

Lifestyle changes can decrease the risks associated chronic migraines. Adolescents who smoke, are overweight, or are inactive face increased risk for recurrent headaches, according to a cross-sectional study in Neurology. Changing various lifestyle factors may be the key to migraine prevention for many teens.
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[Study] Link Between Children Migraine and Depression

HEADACHES IN CHILDREN SHOULD NOT  BE DISMISSED!  One out of 4 children will have complained of headache pain before the age of 15.  Parents often dismiss headache complaints by children, or merely address the problem with a painkiller and a nap, not knowing their child may be on a path to a lifetime of suffering migraines. Childhood migraines are often different than adult migraines. While adult migraines often last four hours or more, and settle on one side of the head, in a child,  a...
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Riboflavin for Children with Migraine – What You Need to Know

Riboflavin a.k.a. vitamin B-2 has been shown in clinical studies to be highly beneficial for children and adults who suffer migraines and is listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Guidelines for Migraine Prevention. About one out of every 10 kids or nearly 8 million children in the United States alone are plagued by what has become the most common acute and recurrent headache pattern experienced by children today.  Migraine pain can disrupt and impair the quality of life for...
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Experiencing Stress and Pain? Resistance is Futile

Does your life seem fraught with major frustration leading to stress and pain? When you sense an impending headache, does it panic you, or do you become afraid? Are you at a point where it seems you can no longer live a normal life because everything that comes along seems to produce a migraine? The more we resist something, the more entrenched it becomes. The minute we vow to ourselves that we won’t do a certain thing, or allow ourselves...
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Why Wait To Treat The Pain? (Can You Prevent Migraines?)

Dr. Stephen Silberstein is one of the most published migraine neurologists in the country. His comments below are honest and very important for chronic migraine sufferers to understand. 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...
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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 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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Menstrual Migraines in Adolescents

Many adult and adolscent women who suffer from chronic migraine headaches find that many, if not most of their headaches occur between 2 days before menstruation and 2-3 days after menstruation. These migraines are referred to as “menstrual” or hormonally related migraines. Correcting these imbalances can reduce or eliminate both migraines and many of the symptoms of PMS.
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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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Good News for Chronic Migraine Sufferers… Help is Within Reach

WHEN YOU ARE SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED – IT’S TIME TO CONSIDER YOUR NUTRITIONAL OPTIONS. Why are you still suffering chronic migraines? Stephen Silberstein, M.D., director of the Jefferson Headache Center and professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia is one of the most published migraine neurologists in the country. According to Dr. Silberstein, “One of the greatest bugaboos we see every day in headache centers is patients with chronic daily or near-daily headache,...
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Can MigreLief Help Cluster Headaches?

CLUSTER HEADACHES   We are often asked if MigreLief can also help with persistent, recurrent headaches in a temporal pattern such as Cluster Headaches. People with migraines often misdiagnose themselves with cluster headaches and many physicians tell their patients they have migraine/cluster headaches due to overlapping symptoms. Intractable temporal headaches or Clusters are not as completely distinct from migraines as some would think (they are different, but there is some overlap in the disorders and treatments). Because they respond (to...
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Why There’s Always Room for Dessert

We have all eaten many meals where we are completely full, maybe even stuffed, and we can’t eat another bite of the main course, but still find room to eat some tempting treat or dessert. These researchers explored how our bodies react when aroused by irresistible treats. They suggest that regardless of how full we are, our bodies are chemically predisposed to seek gratification from foods that we love.
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