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Migraine and Mental Health: What’s the Link? Plus 5 Tips for Both

If you suffer from migraine, you know firsthand that it can do a number on your mental health. Migraine attacks can reduce your quality of life and even cause you to put your life on hold. It’s hard to get a handle on your mental health when you’re fearing your next migraine attack nonstop. Over time this can wear you down physically, mentally, and emotionally. No wonder migraine and mental health issues often go hand in hand! This article breaks...
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The Link Between Migraine and Neck Pain

For many chronic headache sufferers, migraines and neck pain are like birds of a feather, with some people experiencing neck stiffness and soreness before a migraine, and others struggling with neck pain and tension during or after an attack. But is neck pain a result of migraines, or could neck problems actually be causing your headaches? In this article, we’ll explore the connection between neck pain and migraine headaches, the potential causes for each of these issues, when to seek...
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migraine hangovers

Migraine Hangover: What It Feels Like & How to Ease Symptoms

You did it. You survived your migraine attack. Your headache pain is gone, the dizziness has faded away, and you’re ready to exit your dark, quiet cave and start living life again. But just when you thought the migraine storm had passed, the next wave arrives — the migraine hangover. And no, I’m not talking about the kind that comes after a night of bar-hopping. I’m talking about postdrome – the final phase of migraine that often mirrors how you...
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food cravings

Food Cravings? A Migraine May Be On The Way

If you are one of the 39 million Americans living with chronic migraines, you’re probably pretty familiar with the concept of migraine triggers. A trigger, sometimes called a precipitating factor, is anything that contributes to the development of a migraine attack. Things like high stress, lack of sleep, bright lights, loud sounds, intense smells, changes in weather, and certain foods and drinks, are known migraine triggers.  Since no two migraineurs experience the same triggers, keeping track of yours is a...
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Understanding Migraines: The Role of Inflammation

Anyone who has experienced a migraine knows it’s not just an ordinary headache. Migraine is a neurological disorder that affects one person in seven and is a significant cause of disability. Being one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide, migraine, and its accompanying disorders, put a significant burden on individuals and societies. That is why migraine researchers strive to learn more about it and its pathology. Though the exact pathology of migraine is still being studied, it has been found that several possible factors could...
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Migraine Prevention Tips

If you or a loved one is a “prisoner” of chronic migraine, this information could change your life. When it comes to chronic migraine, PREVENTION is by far the most sensible choice.  The alternative to prevention may be treating the symptoms of migraine pain for a lifetime.  Migraines should not be a lifestyle. A PROPER PREVENTIVE REGIMEN INCLUDES LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND PROVIDING NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO THE “MIGRAINE BRAIN.” Few physicians or researchers who are experts on migraines would deny that “STRESS”...
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Magnesium Helps With Much More Than Just Migraines

You may already know of the many benefits of magnesium for migraine sufferers which is why we include two forms of magnesium (citrate and oxide) in MigreLief products. Magnesium has numerous effects that support cerebrovascular tone and function including the following mechanisms of action: Inhibition of platelet aggregation Interference with synthesis, release, and action of inflammatory mediators Direct alterations of cerebrovascular tone Inhibition of vasospasm (the dilation and constriction of blood vessels in the brain) Stabilization of cell membranes But...
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More Than a Headache: The Social Impact of Migraines

Migraine is a common yet exceedingly debilitating neurological disease. According to the Global Burden Disease Study, migraines are among the top five most disabling conditions in the world, costing nations and individuals billions of dollars every year in productivity loss and healthcare expenditures. But the burden of migraines is not just economic. More than 90 percent of migraineurs report being unable to work or function normally during an attack, which can last anywhere between 4 hours to 3 days. Several...
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Managing Chronic Migraine | Tips for Parents with Migraines

Being a parent is a fantastic and rewarding experience, but it can also be incredibly hard sometimes, especially for migraine sufferers. Parenting with a migraine is difficult as you can’t always predict where and when one will strike. But there are ways to manage them, so they are less of an impediment to daily life. 5 Tips for Successful Parenting with Migraines Always Be Prepared Though we usually think of being prepared for migraines as having the right medications on...
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Avoiding Spring Migraines & Headaches

Springtime brings change It is a hopeful season transforming cold to warm, darkness to light, and grey to color as nature springs back to life everywhere. The brain of migraineurs however, likes consistency.  Even subtle changes in light, air-pressure, temperature, humidity, and fragrances that don’t affect anyone else can have devastating effects on migraine sufferers. Weather changes almost inevitably cause variations in atmospheric pressure and headaches or migraines that are caused by or affected by changes in the weather are often...
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What is a Migraine? Symptoms, Types and Migraine Statistics

Men, women, and children can experience migraines which are usually accompanied with severe, throbbing/pulsating head pain usually on one side of the head. Migraines and can last from 2 to 72 hours, or even days. Migraine is the most common type of vascular headache and can be divided into migraine with aura (classic migraine) and migraine without aura (common migraine). Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by...
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