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Do Migraine Relief Caps Really Work? The Science Behind Cold Therapy & Photophobia

It’s Sunday afternoon and you suddenly start experiencing the tell-tale signs of an impending migraine attack; what do you do? For most people, the answer would be escaping to a cool, dimly lit room. In fact, according to the American Migraine Foundation, most migraineurs say that resting in a dark room for 20-30 minutes helps alleviate migraine pain to some degree. So what is it about a dark, brisk room that’s so helpful during migraine attacks? In this article, we’ll...
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9 Health Conditions Associated with Migraines

There’s no question about it: migraines can be extremely painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, they can be even more challenging when a migraine sufferer has other health conditions which can also exacerbate their tendency to migraine and headaches. Migraines are associated with many other disorders including neurological and psychiatric disorders. When migraine occurs together with other illnesses at a greater coincidental rate than is seen in the general population, the occurrences are called “comorbidities”.  A comorbid illness can create challenges when...
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Although most migraine sufferers run for a dark room to avoid the light that seems to worsen their headaches, the reason for this is not generally known. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have identified a new visual pathway that may explain the high sensitivity to light in both sighted as well as blind migraine sufferers. It’s estimated that 85% of migraine sufferers are also hypersensitive to light (photophobia). Even low levels of light during an attack...
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