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

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...
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Studies Confirm Health Risks and Dangers of Taking Pain Killers For Migraine Headaches

Prescription pain killers such as Vicodin (hydrocodone) OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone) and methadone can cause significant rebound headaches in chronic migraineurs who use these drugs. The over-use of these drugs is alarming. There were enough prescriptions written for these drugs in 2010 to medicate every adult in America, around the clock for a month. The drug companies are laughing all the way to the bank. In 1999, 4000 deaths due to these drugs were reported. Just 9 years later that...
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Recent Study Supports Link Between Migraines and Depression

Dr. Marc Siegel and Dr. David Samadi weighed in on Fox News Live this morning regarding a recent study that supports a connection between migraines and depression.  He stated, “90% of all headaches we have are migraines. It’s a very good study but we don’t know if it’s the fact that you have migraines that make you depressed… maybe your lifestyle changes, maybe it’s intractable, because you are so bothered by the headaches.  Or is there something that the migraine...
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